Activity Monitor - DiskUsage missing?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by peoplevoice, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. peoplevoice macrumors member

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    In Mountain Lion I was able to see the disk usage of the internal and any attached external hard disks. I don't see it in Mavericks. Is it really missing? Can someone please tell me how to get this information without going to terminal?
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  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    There is an app in the utilities folder called 'System Information'. It has a nice representation of all partitions and their space available on all drives.
     
  3. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed this too from the Mavericks reviews (haven't upgraded yet).

    I wish they would just add (in the system info section) a total amount used which is what activity monitor gives you on 10.8. I know I could just do the math but it far more convenient to know how much storage you are using (total not all broken up) at a glance rather than how much is left, for things like cloning your internal drive to an external drive. Still I suppose I can just get used to thinking in terms of 'space available' as opposed to 'space used'
     
  4. peoplevoice thread starter macrumors member

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    An image is worthier than thousands words

    I'm talking about Activity Monitor. Please look at the attached document.
     

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  5. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    I suspect Apple removed it/moved it to "About this Mac" as it's fairly static information. Most people when going to Activity Monitor are looking to troubleshoot an issue. Disk usage typically isn't something you need to see there.

    If you look there, you'll see that they even break down the usage (audio, movies, photos, apps, other)...
     
  6. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    If you haven't already noticed a lot of stuff has been leaving OSX lately to keep things simple and more in line with iOS. Either keep using older software, switch to linux/windows or 'deal with it'.
     
  7. btownguy macrumors 6502

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    Anyone notice that this updates quite slowly? For instance, I deleted 125Gb from my internal hard drive an hour ago. This free space is not yet referenced in About This Mac. If I right-click on the drive and "Get Info", the new free space is referenced.
     
  8. thesilverguild, Feb 1, 2016
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    thesilverguild macrumors newbie

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    Spoken like like a true Socialist!
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    Thats assertion is completely wrong! Having information regarding internal/external drives on the activity monitor is imperative especially if you are someone who use external hard drives as most people do.

    Apple removing this function is more evidence of them taking away choice and also trying to get everyone on the cloud.
    Using the System Information to view disk space is unreasonable, slow, awkward & does not feature ingoing/outgoing.
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    Once again mac trying to fix things that are not broken.
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    Using the System Information to view disk's is unreasonable, slow, awkward, & has a bad interface.
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    Same here! I have so many ext-hard drives & now I am unable to quickly glance at disk space & Ingoing/Outgoing etc.
    Also 'System Information' has a bad interface!
    Is unreasonable for mac to think that this is an expectable alternative.

    Also I suppose Disk Utility is an option but still not as effective as the quick view of the Activity Monitor as no data readings.
     

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