How much free space needed on OS drive?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by valdore, Dec 9, 2007.

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    valdore

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    How much space needs to remain free on one's hard drive containing the operating system?

    My 750 gig drive has 107 gigs of free space left. At what point do I start storing things on a second drive?
     
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    Eraserhead

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    richard.mac

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    ive heard leave 10% of your drive free the let OS X operate at the optimal level. so i would start backing up to an external when youve used 675GB
     
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    thejadedmonkey

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    OS X'll run with 0 free space. Right now I've got 1.78gb free, and it's by no means ideal, and if I open up some pro apps, it'll give me crap, but it works fine for 99% of things.
     

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