Where did I get so much hard disk space?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by natatos, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. natatos macrumors regular

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    A few ours ago I finished upgrading to Snow Leopard (love it.) right now I'm putting my files back from my external HD and I'm almost done with it just have to finish copying my applications back and when I'm done I'm going to have about 160GB free when before I upgraded I only had 79GB I've went though and I have everything that I was going to put back, back on and didn't forget anything.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    No no no, Apple changed the way they read out the hard drive space. Most people are recovering a true 10-15GB. You can't be getting double. Check the other threads on this and they will explain it.
     
  3. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    1. Snow Leopard takes up less space on the hard drive

    2. Snow Leopard calculates a GB as 1000 MB where Leopard counted a GB as 1024 MB. It's not really extra space, just different math used to calculate it.
     
  4. natatos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I knew that, but wouldn't that make it be less than more that way and if not than would that really give me about 90GB
     

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