Why do I only have 25GB free on my new 64gb MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dannyar, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. dannyar macrumors 6502

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    Most of you who saw my thread about deciding to keep or not keep my MBA will prob ask, so let me get it out of the way. Still waiting to try and exchange for 4gb MBA.

    Anyways, my current 64 gb only has 25gb of free space. All I have installed is, Facetime Beta, Steam, Team Fortress 2, Day of Defeat Source, Left 4 Dead and Office 2011. TF2 and LFD2 are only 6 gigs each, day of defeat 602MB and Office 2011 1 GB. Thats roughly 14GB. I know the 64 is formatted to 60 and after iLife 2011 pre installed and the OS should leave me at 50gb. But 50-14 isnt 25 GB. Where is my other 11GB or so?
     
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  3. dannyar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just checked with disc inventory, shows my drive formatted is only 58 down from the 64. Seems excessive?
     
  4. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Base 2 vs Base 10.

    You're fine.
     
  5. dannyar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What does that mean? Sorry
     
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    Snow Leopard uses the base 10 to report file sizes, meaning 64,000,000,000 Bytes are 64GB in Snow Leopard, while in Leopard and all the other OSs out there the base 2 is used to report file sizes.
    64,000,000,000 Bytes are 59.6GB using 2^30 as divisor.


    MegaByte is abbreviated with MB, not mb, as it might be confused with Megabits.


    from new imac, avi size more than it is .. ?

     
  8. dannyar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    still dont understand why i have only 56 formated when others are reporting 60
     
  9. darksolusion macrumors newbie

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    reformat ur machine do a fresh install with only english language package that will free up 1-2 gigs
     
  10. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Also download Monolingual and remove all other languages you don't need.

    Easily save 1-2 GB depending on applications and they support files.
     
  11. arctic macrumors 6502a

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    It is what it is, dude.
     
  12. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    I have 46GB of stuff on my 11" MacBook Air. That includes OS X, iLife, Photoshop, and Starcraft.

    So for a 64GB flash drive to only have 25GB free is not unusual. Thankfully, I have the 128GB flash drive.
     
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  14. WardC macrumors 68030

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    This sounds about right. With all the games you have installed, you probably don't have much free space left on 64GB. I have X-Plane 9 installed on my Mac Pro with all the maps, and it uses 77.31GB for the Program Folder alone!!
     

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