Hardriive space question

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  1. perlsyntax macrumors 6502

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    How can i tell how much space i been using on my macbook pro?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In Finder, right-click on "Macintosh HD" and select "Get Info", or highlight the drive and press Command-I. That will show you the capacity and how much space is available.
     
  3. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    499.25 GB (499,248,103,424 Bytes)
    Free Space : 479.27 GB (479,272,927,232 Bytes)
    Used : 19.98 GB (19,975,176,192 Bytes)
    Number of Files : 358,740

    i don't understand how much i using.I want to know so i can find out how much space i need for ssd drive:)
     
  4. flowrider, Apr 8, 2015
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    flowrider macrumors 601

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    Or go into "Disk Utility" Click on the icon that contains the name of the disk (not the type) and the information your looking for will be at the bottom of the box in the middle.

    Lou
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You just answered your own question. What you posted shows that you have only used 20GB out of the total 500GB capacity of your drive, and you have 480GB of space free. You've used less than 1% of the drive's capacity.
     
  6. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So i take it 240-256gb ssd would be good for me?
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yes. And a 128GB also. You are only using 20.
     
  8. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Yes


    You are basically just using what came loaded up already. As far as we can tell you have loaded almost nothing onto your hard drive...

    You can get a better idea what you are using etc by clicking the :apple: sign in the right hand corner and then clicking on about my mac and look at the storage results.
     
  9. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Based on your post, you could get a 120 GB SSD and be fine. Do you have ANYTHING on your system other than the OS?
     
  10. perlsyntax thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will i all i do is programming.

    I try to learn to for iOS
     

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