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    HD space help
    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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    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    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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