Unpartitioned space

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  1. ScoobyMcDoo, Jan 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2012

    ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    The hard drive partitioning on my MBP is still as it was shipped. Although I have had the mbp for a few years, I just notice some weirdness in the disk utility today and was wondering if there is anyone out there has any insight. On the partition tab, the drive is reported as 500.11GB and the system partition is reported as 499.76GB. The weird part is it says there is still 40.89GB available space. If I hit the "+", sure enough it lets me create a new partition of 40.89 GB.

    So, does anyone know where this extra 40 gigs came from and why it was not included in the system partition when apple set up the computer?

    By the way, OS version is 10.6.8.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Which Mac OS X version do you use?
    And 499.76 GB + 40.89 GB ≠ 500.11 GB. Maybe it is just an error.
    Normally 200 to 400 MB are reserved for the partition map and other file system related data.

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