How much space does a clean install of Mavericks take?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by SaulOfTheJungle, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. SaulOfTheJungle macrumors newbie

    SaulOfTheJungle

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    I'm ordering the base 13" rMBP this week and I'm wondering how much of the 128 GB I'll have available.
     
  2. matthewscott661 macrumors 6502

    matthewscott661

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    my OS and all of my apps total around 50GB
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    The base installation is about 15 GB on my system. I calculated that by taking the "used" space, subtracting the apps that I've installed, my iTunes library, and my Movies folder. That covers the vast majority of "additional stuff" on my machine (I've only upgraded my laptop so far, so I don't have too much stuff on there yet).
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If you buy a new machine and install iLife and iWorks apps that will use about 20GB of space total.
     

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