Real Out The Box Capacity of 80GB MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Particular, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Particular macrumors member

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    What is the "real" out the box capacity of the MBA? Mine has 63GB (its the 80GB version), but I read it should have about 73GB?
     
  2. dannyar macrumors 6502

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    actually its more like 58. i know cuz i just got my new air yesterday and its the first thing i checked. the 80 is formatted down to about 72 and with osx and all applications it comes down to 58.
     
  3. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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  4. GenFranco macrumors newbie

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    Can this madness be stopped?

    Library = almost 8Gig
    System = 4Gig
    ..plus everything else :(

    This seems very bloated to me. What is the smallest footprint one can aspire too?
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I got my installation of leopard down to around 6gb

    Printer Drivers, extra languages, X11 etc.... all eat space for what is to most people no reason. Why do I need 3gb worth of printer drivers ? Chances are you only have 1 printer, not 180 of them :rolleyes:
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I think that there's a sticky post at the top of this forum that talks about how to do a custom OS X install to yield the most drive space.
     
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    the real starting size will be ~ 74.4 GB (80*.93). A minimum install of OS X should take about 6 GB, as already stated. So I would think the most you could possibly have to play with when starting out would be ~68 GB.
     
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