Damn, free'd up some massive space on the HD

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  1. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    I keep all my music on DVD's (140 gigs), and then I burn a large DVD folder of a few gig of pictures once I get a substantial amount (currently have 20 gig of pics on DVD), so I keep my HD pretty clean. Just the OS basically.

    Tonight I used "whatsize" to check where the larger files were and found out that on my clean computer I was still using 20 gig of space. I was like WTF...

    After deleting 3 gig of printer drivers I did not need, 7 gig of garage band, 3 gig of Idvd, and a few other misc gigs of crap my total usage is now 6.3 gig :bowdown: . 14 gigs of crap gone. I had already deleted language support later last year.

    Followed it up with onyX, rebuilding, optimizing, scripting.

    Reboot: BAM. Runs like a top! Big ass wide open hard drive with only 6 gig used. :)
     
  2. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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  3. bovine

    bovine New Member

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    Yeah, cause you NEED Garageband, IDVD and 3 gigs of printer drivers. :ugh2:

    I did an erase and install before I even used my MacBook. Installed core OS, Photobooth, and Xcode. Takes up about 3 gigs, 5 with Xcode.
     
  4. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    ill probably do something similar on my macbook pro when i get it

    i dont really need garbage band, the only languages i need are english and spanish, and all those printer drivers are kind of un-necessary also :cjerk:
     
  5. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    for what its worth, just be careful about keeping your music and pictures on DVDs. home-made DVDs definitely don't last forever (varies by brand, but can be just a few years before it starts to go), so you'd probably want a backup of them somewhere
     
  6. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    yeah, when people ask what they can get rid of to free space i tell them
    1) languages
    2) printer drivers
    3) garageband loops
    4) idvd/imovie templates

    that'll free up a shit ton of space...
     
  7. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    :ugh: im talking about the fact that hes happy he just deleted 14 gigs and that his whole os only takes up 6 gigs. if youre not going to use the space, why even have a large drive... shit like keeping music and pictures on dvds would get annoying. i cant even imagining wanting to hear a song and having to go find the dvd its on, then put it on my computer, then browse to the song just to listen to it.

    believe me im all for getting rid of garageband, using xslimmer, monolingual, etc. but theres a point when its too much.
     
  8. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    but to each his own i guess.
     
  9. itwasntme

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    Yeah, everybody likes a bloated hard drive loaded to the hilt until it fails.
     
  10. omgwtfbbqryan

    omgwtfbbqryan OT Supporter

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    i know i sure do!
     
  11. rorykinz

    rorykinz New Member

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    lol.... wouldnt copying stuff back an forth from dvds everytime u need it do more damage then keeping a full hdd of crap lying dormant till u use it? :rolleyes:
     
  12. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    what's wrong with getting rid of stuff you don't use/need?
     
  13. TFunkadelic

    TFunkadelic One Nation Under A Groove

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    not to mention just being gay.
     
  14. Legend Zero

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    you should probably just get a external hdd =)
     
  15. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    Short bus, much?

    I don't give a damn if it explodes as long as it doesn't do it with my data on it.
     
  16. bovine

    bovine New Member

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    Yeah, you're right. Reading it again, it is somewhat strange for him to keep all his media off the laptop. I just clear up the space for windows on parallels, ubuntu on bootcamp and 30 gigs of music.
     
  17. rorykinz

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    yeh i hear yah.. i havent lost a hdd in like 5 yrs tho. i reckon most hdd's mtbf is alot longer then they state these days.

    I backup extremely important stuff to dvd, I backup nonsense to a external hdd, burn off any movies/tv shows and just keep the rest on the mac... My comps preety messy tho i probably should give it some kind of clean out ... only 11 gig free on the actual internal hdd. its godamn final cut pro thats the killer.. the full installl is half my internal hdd
     
  18. scotty

    scotty why don't you take a seat right over there? OT Supporter

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    I was thinking about deleting language files on my MBP, but I thought I heard somewhere that it could cause problems installing some apps :dunno:
     
  19. itwasntme

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    There is a thread about it here from about 6 months back for deleting the language files. There were several MPB guy's who did it effectively.
     

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