Something which has always been a problem for many people is disk space. No matter how much you have, you somehow mysteriously use up all of it. It makes me wonder why hard drives never have the claimed capacity.
It was a long while since I bought a PC, or reflected over their disk size, but I’m sure this goes for Dell, HP and all the others as well. In the case of Macs, let me express how dissatisfied I’ve been with the hard drives who have come with my two MacBook Pros. Last year, I got my first Mac, and it was supposed to have a 100GB hard drive. Actual size: 92 GB.
Now, at my new job I got a MacBook Pro which were to sport a 160 GB hard drive.
Actual size: 148 GB. That is about a 8% hard drive size loss for each machines. Size that has been payed for.
I’m not sure if I miss anything, if the system or whatever needs that size, and I can live with some of it being claimed by anything making it work. But the actual size should still be what’s promised in the specifications, right?
Give me back my gigabytes!