Started with 310gb, ended up with 294gb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kingznake, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. kingznake macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Hi there, I just bought my first macbook ever, and I set it up and started downloading the WoW installer from
    I was also playing around with getting wine to work (for a different game, i know WoW has mac installer), and i watched my hdd go from 310gb remaining down to 294gb in about 5 minutes, it just kept counting down.
    not sure why it has taken 15 gb's WoW only downloaded about 70mb and wine i couldnt even get it to work.

    could anyone help me?
  2. kingznake, Feb 2, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011

    kingznake thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    ok well it says my world of warcraft folder is 10.2GB, when the updater only ran for about 3 minutes. does it assign it some space before hand or something?

    I just looked again, and my capacity actually shrunk from 310GB to 297GB.
    I'm confused as to why its done this
  3. mulo, Feb 2, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011

    mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    exactly, its the same with torrents. - which happens to be what blizzard uses to distribute their content.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    You could take a look at the individual files and folders inside the WoW folder and see where the HDD capacity went to.
    I don't know WoW, but I imagine it needs some GBs to store its maps and such.
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    you didnt accidentally partition the drive at all, or anuything?

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