How much free disk space do I need?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mark28, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    I'm always running out of my Disk space, because of page in and page out. I obviously need to upgrade to 8 Gb, but in the meantime, I'm going to have increase my free space of the hard drive.

    How much free disk space is recommened for OS X?
  2. moel macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    10% of the drive really..doesn't matter huge amounts tho.
  3. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    Lol, that's impossible. I can't delete that much stuff :(

    Guess I'll only keep the critical apps that I need when I'm mobile. ( i need the others too, but I'm going to have make priorities I guess )
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you cannot delete stuff, then its time for a larger hard drive.
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    How much data do you have on what HDD or SSD size?

    Applications don't take that much space, it will be your files that take up that much space.

    I currently have a 60GB SSD (trimmed down from 500GB HDD) and put the HDD into a FW800 enclosure to have fast access to my bigger files and be able to take the HDD with me.
  6. mark28 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jan 29, 2010
    It's mainly big sample libraries that take up all the space. I guess I'm going to do the same, I'll run those sample libraries from an external FW800 drive. Is going to be less of a convience to carry an external drive with me, but i'm not going to buy a new hard drive now, I'm waiting for the new SSD's that are coming in 2011. :p

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