System Files Drive and Files Drive on a 250gb HD

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by igblack, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. igblack macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    #1
    I have split my hard drive in two by having a friend help me reboot my macbook pro. I had him make a drive that was 70gb for "System Files" and a 180gb "Files Drive". I have only 27gb left on the systems file drive for applications. Is this going to be enough, I feel that i need to re-format my hard drive and start from scratch again.

    Thanks.
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #2
    27gb for just applications should be fine unless your planning on installing Logic Studio or something similar (Not CS5 or Final Cut Studio - that shouldnt fill that up). I mean on my Laptops, I dont have more than 10GB applications in total, and thats after years of use - My Mac Pros System Files would fit in 70GB with some to spare - you should be fine :) (My Mac Pros Applications Folder is 16.53GB and this is as a fully configured FCPEditing System)
     
  3. igblack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    #3
    I am just concerned because I had my friend help me install everything, and don't get me wrong...hes really great with computers. I started with 70gigs and am down to 27gb...and that was like 4 days ago. Makes me wonder, :confused:

    Thanks for your thoughts though and ill look into it some more.

    P.s. I am just remembering back to my PC days and thinking that 30gb's didn't go anywhere fast. You could fill up that amount of space in like 2 minutes literally...I guess I just need to get in a Mac state of mind!
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
  5. igblack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    #5
    Thanks!!!

    I'm still trying to figure out how all these file systems connect to each other. For instance, I just deleted a folder of music from my 180gb partition and it freed up space in my "system file" partition where all my applications are. Now granted that's where iTunes is installed. I don't see the connection of how that freed up like 4 gigs of space on the 27gb partition?
     
  6. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #6
    Those are probably either files on that partition, or, more likely, some iTunes data from the Library folder was removed.
     
  7. igblack thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    #7
    I think i figured out why my "system files" was shrinking so fast. I had my iTunes media folder location under my iblack systems file location setting. I think slowly but surely I'm getting the hold of this Mac!!!

    Kindest regards!
     

Share This Page