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    Hard drive question/problem

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    Hard drive question/problem
    My macbook pro (2.4 ghz) came with 200 gigs of internal memory....

    It seems however that I only have about 70 gigs of free space (I checked my Macintosh HD). I feel like I should have a lot more than that since I have installed very little on my laptop since I got it about a month ago. The only big program I have is Logic Studio which is about 50 gigs. Others than that I have not much.

    What can I do to verify if my free space reported is accurate???

    Additionally, when I "get info" on my Macintosh HD m hard drive size is 189 gigs, why isn't it 200 gigs?

    Thanks!

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    Hard drive question/problem
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    Firstly you will never get as much as they say because everyone out there rounds up since it looks better to say 200 then to say 189 and If you want to check what's taking up lots of room on your HD then download disk Inventory X
    heres the link
    Disk Inventory X
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    Hard drive question/problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgsfan18 View Post
    Firstly you will never get as much as they say because everyone out there rounds up since it looks better to say 200 then to say 189 and If you want to check what's taking up lots of room on your HD then download disk Inventory X
    heres the link
    Disk Inventory X
    Not quite. It has something to do with the way they calculate a MB. I'm sorry I can't elaborate but I'm sure someone will.

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    Hard drive question/problem

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    thanks guys....i'm going to download that program when i get home....

    i was just a little shocked to see that i've used 140 gigs!! i have absolutely no clue how in the world that's possible.

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    wow....that disk inventory program worked wonders....i'm back up to 120 gigs of free space.... thanks~!

    anyone know why my Macintosh HD says i have a hard drive size of 189 gb and not 200 gb?

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    Hard drive question/problem
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    np and Im not sure why but thats normal because I have 297GB when my computer is meant to have 300GB
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