How much space does Xcode take up on MacBook air's SSD?

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  1. Stanoefc macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I'm getting a 2011 MacBook air with 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD for Christmas and Im going to be installing Xcode so I just want to know how much space does it take up? Thanks.
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    More than a Gigabyte. It's a huge piece of software. If it's what you do for a living, it's worth it, just plan ahead with a good external drive for your projects to reside on, you movies, music, and any other large files. You can keep the 128 Gigs pretty freed up by doing that.
     
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  5. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    My developer Folder is 8.22GB, and I have never used it :D
     
  6. Stanoefc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I was planning on installing it on the SSD since someone said if I install it onto the external HDD that it will run slow, is this true? My MBA will have 4GB RAM and have Lion installed and the external HDD will be 500GB
     
  7. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

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    My current folder is 6GB but before now it was at 16GB (lots of iPhone sim versions and iPhone software support). You also have to take into consideration the Library folders. At the end of the day 128GB should be fine as long as you don't clutter your SSD!

    If you're going to put anything on your HD then put movies, photos and music. Don't put software on there, put VMs on there (if you don't use them much or don't want them to be fast) too.
     
  8. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    If you don't mind me asking, what all can you delete in the developer folder to downsize it? My apps support iOS 4 and up.

    Forgive my ignorance. :eek:
     
  9. Stanoefc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why shouldnt I install software/applications to my external HDD?
     
  10. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    well the point of having SSDs is pretty much so that boot up is amazingly fast and applications open in a flash. Putting applications on an external defies the point of an SSD as the externals are slowwwwww (especially compared to SSD's). Its stupid to have movies etc on the SSD because they are large files which don't require quick read and writes. Its not like an SSD will play a movie "smoother". If you run xcode (or any app) of an external it will feel slow and launching it will take a long time. Plus you can work on the go if its installed on the SSD, I doubt you would take your external everywhere so you can work.
    I have a 256GB SSD in my MBP, and I only have the system, user, documents and a small iphoto and iTunes library on it. 95GB of data. Thats a lot technically but then im sure I could dump another 30-40 GB of stuff onto my external or half of that into the trash. Just haven't gotten around to it yet :p . On my external I have 480GB worth of movies, photos, and all kinds of stuff. I need all the documents on the SSD because a) I can, they are small files :D b) I dont take my external everywhere and not having important files on my internal would be annoying.
     
  11. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Looking at your signature, I've got to ask...do you work for apple? Because I thought I had a lot of computer equipment, but good gosh man...that's an amazing collection.
     
  12. The-Pro, Dec 6, 2011
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    Haha, thanks man. That is excluding iPhones, iPods etc :D I also have a couple of the really old Macintosh screens, those really ugly ones :D
    I dont work for them no. But these computers aren't all "private" computers but all purchased by myself. They are spread out over two design studios if mine. Quicksilver G4 is still being used on a daily basis, and one of the G3 is a print server running on OS 9. Thats the oldest ones in operation. The other old one are in shelves :p Doing their job as design objects/elements. well those old ones aren't (pre Jobs era one). Been using macs ever since. Just updated it :D
     

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