PB 15" with 80GB HD, why is only 62.5 GB available?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by raincoat, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. raincoat macrumors member


    Sep 22, 2004
    Southampton, UK
    I have just bought an 80GB PB for my sister but when I set it up i discovered that only 62.5GB is available. Is this tiger that has used up all of this space? I understand that the formatting of the drive will reduce its capacity to about 74GB but where has the rest of it gone? Applications makes up about 4GB. :confused:
  2. Rocky3478 macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2005
    The way I understand it, OS X Tiger takes up about 14 Gbs....
  3. ZenNerd macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Does it have iLife installed? If so Garageband and IDVD both use close to 2 gigs apiece. Also OSX installs A LOT of langauges and printer drivers by default. You can reclaim quite a bit of space by clearing a bunch of that off.
  4. bursty macrumors 65816


    Jan 31, 2004
    Very sweet program. [​IMG]
  5. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

    Aug 27, 2003
    From my experience, I did an install of Tiger onto my iBook with 80 GB Fujitsu HD (74.4 GB formatted).

    Tiger took 4.4 GB.

    You could try removing languages and unnecessary printer drivers. It'll shrink the Tiger install to about 2 GB.

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