Tiger Disk Usage Questions

Steve1496

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Just got an iBook a few weeks ago...12" 1.33GHz 40GB etc. Well, I'm a bit confused as to the disk usage. When I got my iBook, it only gave me about 20GB out of the 40GB it came with to use. Adding in my files from my old Mac, I'm left with about 8GB free space! Does Tiger really take that much space?
 

TheMonarch

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yes it does. After I installed basic apps and stuff, I had 69 (out of 93 [which is advertized as 100])


If you dont use garageband, then delete the loops. they're like 3-4GB

and look for other stuff you dont want
 

Steve1496

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blaskillet4 said:
yes it does. After I installed basic apps and stuff, I had 69 (out of 93 [which is advertized as 100])


If you dont use garageband, then delete the loops. they're like 3-4GB

and look for other stuff you dont want

Thanks for the quick reply!

Wow, thats pretty amazing. I too noticed that my hard drive, listed as 40GB, gives only 37.

I guess I'll buy an external HDD, since I do not want to delete my iLife apps.
 

Steve1496

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faintember said:
You also may want to un-install some of the additional language fonts as well.
This thread may be of help to you. Delocalizer(sp?) is the name of the program that removes the additional fonts.

Thanks, I ran that App and freed 1GB of space from unwanted languages!
 

faintember

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Steve1496 said:
Thanks, I ran that App and freed 1GB of space from unwanted languages!
Excellent!

40 gigs just is not a lot of space anymore. It is workable though. try keeping most of your audio (mp3/AAC/etc.) on the external HD. Recently i bought a 100gb 5600 rpm HD for my TiPB. It is in an external enclosure now, but soon it will be my internal drive, and my current 60gig HD will become my external/backup drive.

That said it is harder to replace the HD on the AlPB's, especally the 12", than it is on the TiPB from what i hear.

An external is always an good option!
 

stevietheb

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faintember said:
40 gigs just is not a lot of space anymore.
Agreed, I feel the squeeze with the 60GB drive in my iBook. Can't imagine surviving on 40GBs, would love to put a faster 80 or 100GB drive in it, but I'm afraid it'll kill my iBook.

May have to think about getting a second external for the iBook (have a 200GB external for the iMac).
 
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