upgraded 120GB SSD not enough...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Stingd21, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Stingd21 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    So I am in somewhat of a dilemma, right now I am running the following:
    -MBP 17" i7 2.8 (anti-glare)
    -120GB SSD
    -8GB ram 1067 MHz DDR3
    -Bootcamp with Windows 8 installed.
    -Partitioning is: Bootcamp = 30GB
    SSD = 89.17GB

    My issue...haha
    I am basically full! Bootcamp is sitting at 70.1MB left with nothing what-so-ever installed besided Windows 8. And the SSD is at 2.49GB left with a lot installed (Adobe master suite CS6, MS office 2011, utorrent, VLC, Xcode, skype, etc)

    I want to install MS VISIO on Bootcamp, but obviously I do not have enough room. I am thinking maybe I should upgrade my SSD to something bigger? Any suggestions?

    Thank you.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    When your drive gets filled up, you get a larger-capacity drive.

    There really isn't much more to it.

    Although -- if you don't use BootCamp, you might consider getting rid of it. Perhaps that would help for now, without replacing the drive....
  3. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    London, United Kingdom
    Windows 8 through bootcamp in my experience uses a lot more disk space compared to windows 7. I'd recommend installing windows 7 or an earlier version of windows through bootcamp instead. 30gb in any case is too small for windows to function properly, 40gb should be about right. Another thing you may want to consider is running windows in parallels, that way you don't have to partition the drive and will save on disk space.

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