OS X size after install on Late 2015 iMac

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  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

    ivanwi11iams

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    #1
    Any idea how large the OS X install is on an iMac Late 2015? Trying to determine if the 1TB fusion and a few small apps would be sufficient.
    EVen more so since the SSD is only 24GB.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    Check the sizes of Applications, Library and System folders in your root directory. For me Library and System combined are about 14GB, with Applications taking another 14GB. This is a 2016 MacBook with relatively few third party apps installed.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    OS X won't fill up the 24GB of the flash storage with the system and apps, it will keep a lot of the stuff on the hard drive. Many people have stated that they're finding their 1TB Fusion drive to be fairly fast. Personally, I'd opt for either a SSD or the 2TB Fusion drive.

    I have the 2TB fusion drive and I find that to be a good balance of flash storage and the slow hard drive
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    I created a 10.11 "basic install" on a USB flash drive, with a "bare bones" account on it (so I can boot and log into the finder).

    It has only the Apple "basic install" apps on it.
    The only third-party app is CarbonCopyCloner so that I can boot from it, and then it will "replicate itself" to another drive.

    It takes up about 11.7gb of space.
     

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