Ideal disk space for 10.10

redhatcode29

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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
 

redheeler

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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
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.
 

marzer

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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
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.
 

redhatcode29

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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.
....so u just stick up ur thumb drive on any mac and run os...its very convenient.
 

redhatcode29

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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.
Hi, actually, i couldnt wait any longer
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.
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
 

redhatcode29

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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.
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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