where can I find how much HD memory my Mac has

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  1. bluebird3 macrumors regular

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    I went under "About This Mac" and It says Memory "2 GB 667 MHz DR SDRAM"
    Then, clicked "more info.." and showed the following.


    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version (system): 1.31f1

    Then under "memory" it showed..


    Memory Slots:

    ECC: Disabled

    BANK 0/DIMM0:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK



    BANK 1/DIMM1:

    Size: 1 GB
    Type: DDR2 SDRAM
    Speed: 667 MHz
    Status: OK
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    HD and memory are two different animals. Consider the HD your filing cabinet where you store things long-term and memory as your desktop where your current work is stored.

    On About This Mac, if you look at the Storage section (I'm working from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, yours may be different) you can get an idea what your HD size and free space are.
     
  3. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Alternatively you could open the Terminal.app and type in then hit enter key df -h to get a human readable output of the disk space free and the size of the disk(s) in the system.
     
  4. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    This is in Snow Leopard, it shouldn't be too dissimilar from Mountain Lion, I hope.

    What I do is open Finder and look in the left hand column to see My iMac under Devices. (If yours doesn't show Devices, you can set it to show in Preferences.)

    I click on it and it shows all my hard drives, internal & external. I right click on the Macintosh HDD icon and choose Get Info, then a window pops up with total HDD space, amount used, amount available.

    If your HDD icon shows on your Desktop, you can right click on that icon to Get Info too.
     

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  5. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This machine is using OS 10.5.8. What is right click ? I do not have mouse on this MacBook...
     
  6. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank You

    Thank you I was able to do it now... I just went "Go", "Computer", then select the HD icon, and then "get Info" :)

    I wonder why it does not show under "about this Mac" tho... make things difficult.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    go to "about this mac" then "more info" very simple
     
  8. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    you mean like I did before I asked my OP ? I copied and pasted what I saw it as you can see. It shows RAM memory. But Where is the HD memory information under "more info" ?
     
  9. CrickettGrrrl, Aug 8, 2013
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    CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Bluebird3,

    If you click on About This Mac/More Info, there is a list of clickable things in the left hand column. See attached (which is only a partial view btw, so in yours you'll also see available capacity, etc.) screenshot where I clicked on Serial-ATA.

    By the way, are you absolutely certain there is no right click option for your touch pad, maybe in System Prefs or something? I used to have a 2004 PowerBook and I'm pretty sure it had it. If yours can't be enabled, you can use a keyboard shortcut to right click by holding down the OptionCorrection: CONTROL key and then clicking.
     

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  10. bluebird3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you kindly, I was able to go to the Serial - ATA Device Tree section. Ok, I went to System Preference and clicked under Trackpad option. I think then checked on "For secondary clicks, place two fingers on the trackpad then click the button". I think this is the right click ?
     
  11. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Yes :), unnecessarily confusing, I think most users think in terms of mouse right & left clicks rather than primary and secondary, but this setting will allow you to right click now.
     
  12. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    I believe it's the "control" button and then clicking
     
  13. CrickettGrrrl macrumors 6502a

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    D'OH! YES! :eek: You are correct, thank you. I can't believe I messed that up! I need a nap.
     

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