How Much HD Space is Taken for OS and Pre-Installed Software?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by D-Man18360, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. D-Man18360 macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    In general, how much hard-drive space is taken on an iMac for the OS and other pre-installed software? For example, for the 250GB drives, how much is actually useable?
  2. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    A OS install w/ software is about 11GB +- 5GB depending if you install printer drivers, languages, xcode etc.
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    A 250GB drive is actually 232GiB, then 6GB-16GB for the total space for OS X.

    So it will leave you with about 216GB.

  4. D-Man18360 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Thanks for the information - it's exactly what I needed to know.

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