01-12-2012 03:24 AM
I would like to know if what size the os should take up on a 64gb playbook. I have played around with os 2 betas and decided to go back to 1.0.8 but last night i noticed that the os takes up about 18GB. Is that correct?
01-12-2012 03:31 AM
Thats interesting. I thought the Playbook's OS would be the same size because the Playbook hardware is the same with the exception of memory size (16, 32, 64GB)
This wouldn't be pratical for a 16 / 32gb Playbook. This is my best guess because I don't have a Playbook yet! I'm thinking that the OS would be less than 18GB, like a whole lot less!
01-12-2012 08:15 AM
You should have a lot more free space, the tablet OS weighs only 500 - 700 MB I estimate.
01-12-2012 08:55 AM
I thought that the OS was on a seperate part of the Playbook, like the phones
01-12-2012 11:52 AM
I reinstalled blackberry desktop software, did a security wipe, after which my playbook downloaded an update that weighed in at about 80mb, I went to the Settings > About > Hardware to the following:
Total Storage: 59.4 GB
Free Storage: 54.8 GB
This sounds about right after the conversion from base 10 to base 2. Can anyone confirm the size of the OS from a clean playbook?
When it comes to the desktop software it shows much less available, I went through the device menus and found the following under Device > Device options > Media
Media on My Device
Keep this amount of space free:
When I moved the slider to 3 GB the desktop software showed more space available, the grey bar at the bottom of the desktop software shrunk. It seems like I found out why I believed the OS was taking a huge amount of space, it was reserved space that can be configured from this menu.
I'm still curious as to the amount of space that the Playbook OS takes up, is 4.6gb about right? I have no media or games installed.
01-12-2012 11:37 PM - edited 01-12-2012 11:39 PM
The About-Hardware screen shows that 14.7GB is total storage (of a 16GB PB), hence latest OS is just about 1.3 GB - then there is also a free storage amount.
(interesting that there is an enthusiast "SUPER" contributor making suggestions that does not even have a PB)
01-13-2012 08:27 AM