Mavericks how much space after clean install?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Valkyre, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Valkyre macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2012
    After a clean install of Mavericks, how much disk space does the OS take?

    I am not asking about the 5.3 gigs needed to download the compressed OS file, but how much disk space a freshly installed, complete version of Mavericks OS takes up.
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Less than 10 Gb. Can be as little as 7Gb. With iWork and Garageband, it'll be more.
  3. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
  4. Valkyre thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2012
    Thanks a lot for your feedback. Reason I asked is because I went from ML to Mavericks (no clean install) and I am trying to find out where some of my disk space went.

    I mean I see a lot of "other storage" and I dont get were it came from

    Thanks again
  5. reery macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    A clean new install without additional apps will take approx. 11 to 11.5 GB in space. That is indeed an improvement from ML which used about 16GB.

    Just in comparison, Windows 7 will take around 20 GB and Windows 8 sucks up 24 GB.

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