HD Percent to Run Efficiently?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gattz, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Gattz macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    What is the minimal percent on my HD I should have so that it can run without slowing down?
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    It depends on what you're doing with the Mac. In my experience with all CS3 apps open including Bridge, Distiller and Acrobat, working on large Photoshop files and then running Safari and Mail, as well as using Word 2004 through Rosetta...

    It works out to about 30-25Gb free for me. Which can be a pain at times.
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    'they' say 15-20% free.

    but i'd say 20% at the minimum. it's not that hard to keep it within that range if you keep a lot of your photos on an external or some of your movies/music that doesn't get a lot of play.

    also by using SkyDrive you can utilize 25GB free... that is if you want to go on windows live and feel like a goon
  4. Gattz thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    Man, I wish I had gotten the bigger HD when I bought my MBP, and I wish you could upgrade the HD.

    Thanks though.

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