Ideal disk space for 10.10

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by redhatcode29, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. redhatcode29 macrumors 6502

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    guys , about to partition a 500gb hdd to install 10.10
    What would the best disk space allocated for yosemite....will 100gb be fine...

    Will externalise iphoto n itunes libraris to the other partition. ....also, is is a good idea? Oh yeah, it will b done on an mid 2010 imac. Thx
     
  2. as11ley macrumors 6502

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    Well I once installed OS X Yosemite on a 32gb Usb 3.0 thumb drive, with all my music on it. So you should be fine. However this depends on your storage needs of course.
     
  3. redheeler macrumors 603

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    At a minimum 20 GB, although 100 GB is a good size for accommodating extra apps/data.

    Oh, and please consider getting a 128 GB SSD boot drive with HDD storage. It will speed up Yosemite quite a bit.
     
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    A general rule of thumb I use for sizing a boot/app partition is creating double the size that I'm currently using. So for example if my applications folder + system folder + (top level) library folder = 28GB, I'd make the new boot partition 56GB.

    Just curious...why the desire to partition your drive? Given you don't seem to have any unusual data requirements.
     
  5. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ....so u just stick up ur thumb drive on any mac and run os...its very convenient.
     
  6. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi, actually, i couldnt wait any longer
    Hi, i couldnt wait ...so decided to allocate 100gb for OS, now i read that u recommend a 100gb, wic make my choice a good one. Thanks
     
  7. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    opss, smthg not right with ....sorry double posts
     
  8. redhatcode29 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My still pic and vids....quite a chunk. Also i usually clone my OSs, so a smaller size of the os partition make it easier ....i dnt have to clone the whole 500gb
     

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