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    Sep 07, 2009
    How can I remove all the data and make it close to 500gb
    Hello all, I bought a 500gb to replace my 200gb hard drive for my MBP and installed the snow leopard and windows but I messed up. So I tried everything to delete the data using disk utility but for some reason, there is still 35gb occupying the 500gb. How can I remove all the data and make it close to 500gb. Thanks in advance!

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    Jan 12, 2009
    Prague, Czech Republic
    2,4Ghz 15" unibody
    well you cant delete the system if it's booted ... to completely wipe the drive, you need to either put it in a different computer as an external drive, or boot from your mac os install dvd and use the disk utility from there

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    May 03, 2009
    MBP 2.33 4GB: MacPro 8 Core 2.8, 16GB: MacMini 2.26 4GB: MacMin 2.53 4GB: iPhone3GS 32GB
    You will never have the total amount of space for a drive as the act of formatting for a file system consumes a certain amount of space. Based on the numbers that you posted it sounds like this is what you are seeing and that the drive is already clean.

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