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MacBook Pro - HD space help


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I got my macbook pro yesterday with an 80 GB hd, i've installed a couple small programs, but when I looked at my hd space it says I have only 40 GBs available! What could possibly take up 40 gigs of space?
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Well due to the way the harddrive companies measure the drive and the way an OS measures a drive, 80GB = 74GB once formatted.

Apple also installs a bunch of software and drivers along with OS X which also consumes a fair amount of space. (iLife alone requires close to 10GB of space with all the sounds, loops & themes)


Do a search, there are a number of threads on how to save/reclaim some space.
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