How much space does SL require to operate?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jwolf6589, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. jwolf6589 macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    I am down to 26GB free on my drive. How low can I go to keep SL running properly? I also have 4GB's of RAM which has drastically helped the Mac run smoother over the 2GB my MacBook shipped with. One of these days I am gonna get a larger internal drive. I fear having to recreate my bootcamp partition and reinstall Windows, as it was a painful process.


    Thanks..
     
  2. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    It's generally recommended to keep a least 10% capacity on your boot drive.
     
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030

    vitzr

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    Because I like to have peace of mind and not push the limits, I stop adding more data to a hard drive or SSD when it's at 80% of capacity.
     
  4. jwolf6589 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jwolf6589

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    So that would be 13GB's. Thanks.
     

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