Real/Available Storage on Macbook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by blanco.juanfeli, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. blanco.juanfeli macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2012
    I'm planning to get a new Air in the next few days, but I just wanted to know what the available storage is on the 64 and 128 GB Airs, in other words how much space does the OS really take?

  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    OSX took 15G out of my 128G, leaving 104. Haven't installed any extra app yet.
  3. tiwizard, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    You'll be left with a little over 100 GB (~104 GB) after you get your 128 GB Macbook Air. I'm not 100% sure about the 64 GB SSD, but if possible, I'd get the 128 GB or larger.

    For more information on the space available on a new Mac, there's a blurb in my guide to Macbook Air storage space.
  4. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    I have a 256GB SSD in my Air and with Mountain Lion, CS6 Master Collection, iLife, Office, and all my other apps installed, I am sitting right at only 50GB used. :cool:
  5. twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
  6. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    OS X plus the iLife apps together take a little over 20GB on my 2012 MBA 13".
  7. acosmichippo macrumors regular

    May 7, 2008
    If you're really short on space, you can also free up about 2GB by removing the languages and other things you don't use with the app Monolingual.
  8. Joined:
    Aug 4, 2012
    I have the 256. Installed MS Office and use exchange for work email. I have right now 224.8 gb available. No music but about 800 pics in iPhoto. Thats it.

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