Mavericks how much space after clean install?

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

  1. Valkyre macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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  4. Valkyre thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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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