OSX El Capitan disk use for fresh install?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by hellfire88, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Hey guys, quick question. How many gigabytes does a fresh install of Mac OSX El Capitan take? Thanks.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I created a "virgin install" of El Capitan on a USB flashdrive that can "clone itself" using CarbonCopyCloner to another drive. This allows one to "install" a fresh copy of 10.11 without actually running the installer app, going through the reboots, etc.

    It takes up about 9gb+ on a 16gb USB flashdrive.

    Wouldn't fit onto an 8gb flashdrive (found this out the hard way, heh).
  3. hellfire88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    Thanks for the information!

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