Question about Apple 13.3 MacBook Air 1.8GHz 2GB RAM 80GB Hard Drive with Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Windows X... PC Notebook

1 Answer

Hardrive not showing real capacity

I have an Apple Macbook Air 1.6GHz,  2 GIG Ram, and 80 Gig. The problem  is that the Hardrive reflects Format:Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Capacity: 24.76 GB Available:822.9 MB Used:23.95 GB on disk 
I thought its supposed to be an 80 GB hardrive, i tried to find out what took space but the stuff thats there does not reach that much. Please help!

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • tdekune Feb 02, 2009

    Thanks Rebgagnon so whats the way forward, what do i do? I bought it from someone. How do i locate the rest?

  • tdekune Feb 02, 2009

    Well i it only shows one drive which is 24.76 GB, the one i mentioned earlier. When i go to System profiler under ATA  on capacity it says 74.53 GB. I have two discs with me - Macbook Air-Mac OS X install Disc 1 & 2. 

  • tdekune Feb 07, 2009

    Thank you so much for the help, after your help on feb 2 , i went to disk utility and managed to increase the size to whatever i wanted in the range of 80GB. Its now working fine and have enough space. God bless you for the help. I am grateful. Tashinga.


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 382 Answers

Sounds as if your hard drive is partitioned into 2 or more parts or was not formatted to large disk.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

  • Mike Gagnon
    Mike Gagnon Feb 02, 2009

    First you need to find out if it partitioned. Does it show more than one drive available? If not did you recieve a restore disk?

  • Mike Gagnon
    Mike Gagnon Feb 03, 2009

    I hope you have all important files backed up. If not do so before you try restoring. My Mac guy says please make sure you have the original disks for that computer due to some game Mac plays with only the set sold with Macbook Air works that Macbook. Here is what he gave me to assist you. He said it should make the system read the Complete drive. Before I give you his instructions he said to ask if you had gone into a file in the hard drive called "time Machine" to see if it was turned on as to return the system to factory settings without having to do the following. Maybe a program was hidden that was eating up all the missing area. Any way here is his instructions.
    Reinstalling Software Using Remote Install Mac OS X
    Use Remote Install Mac OS X on the partner computer whose optical disc drive you
    want to share (installation instructions for this and other components of the DVD or CD
    Sharing Setup software are on page 15) when you want to do one of the following
    tasks on your MacBook Air:
    â Reinstall Mac OS X and other software that came with your MacBook Air
    â Reset your password
    â Use Disk Utility to repair the MacBook Air hard disk


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My macbook shows a qeustion mark when turned on

Your Mac cannot find your hardrive.
Boot your Mac from the install disk and reply with findings.

May 22, 2012 | Apple MacBook Air

1 Answer

My MacBook A1342 slow booting

2 Gig of RAM is not really that much. You should think about upgrading that.
You might try a PRAM reset or SMC reset which will probably help you some.

Feb 14, 2012 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

Battery is charged, but laptop cannot work without mains

You need to install a new power/sound board. These boards go dead on the early Intel MacBook Pros for some reason.

Oct 19, 2011 | Apple MacBook Pro - Core Duo 2.16 GHz -...

1 Answer

My macbook has a blank white screen, and then it showed a flashing file folder with a question mark on it.

Your macbook is not locating your hardrive.
turn off your laptop, insert the Mac OS disc in the drive, and then reboot while holding down the c key to allow it to boot from the OS on the DVD.
Then use the disk utilities application from the desktop menu and to a disk repair on your hard drive and then restart.

Nov 28, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

What is eating my hard drive?


Please download this disk cleanup tool for apple. It is called OnyX. Download and install it and it will free up your space which is stuck up somewhere between.

If you find this solution helpful then do rate this solution.


Feb 05, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Reconfigure a macbook pro to install a larger hard drive

I would suggest going to an Apple store and asking the folks at the genius bar. I'm not sure if you want to try and reconfigure your motherboard by yourself.

Aug 28, 2008 | Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Computer with...

2 Answers

Macbook wont turn on

My computer used to do the same thing, I found out it was my motherboard / logic board and a hardrive combination. end cost $ i bought a new Laptop. Go and get those things tested.

Feb 12, 2008 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple 13.3 MacBook Air 1.8GHz 2GB RAM 80GB Hard Drive with Parallels Desktop and Microsoft Windows X...  PC Notebook Logo

139 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts


Level 3 Expert

2046 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

81 Answers


Level 1 Expert

6 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides