So I have just switched back to OSX 10.8.3 using my own customer build. I have an issue with a fresh install of OSX taking up 70GB of space on a 120GB SSD. However I do have 64GB of RAM and I did read somewhere that the amount of ram you have is reflected onto your hardrive.
So I need some help, well an explination of why this happens and if there is a way to stop it.
Hope someone can help, but without alienating anyone, perhaps Matt could grace us with his knowledge of computers
- United Kingdom
- Exclusive Author
- Sold between 1 000 and 5 000 dollars
- Author was Featured
- Won a Competition
- Referred between 100 and 199 users
- Author had a Free File of the Month
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
- Interviewed on the Envato Notes blog
This should be in global off topic, so more people see it.
I worked it out, Mac has a sleep-state image that saves all info on the RAM to the HDD encase it goes to sleep or has an unexpected power-down so you don’t look work. Mainly for laptops really.
The issue is, whatever size your RAM is that is how much space will be used on your HDD. So I have 64GB RAM, OSX is about 6GB and then I have a few programs which makes it up to the 70GB.
The solution was to open terminal and tell it to not save a sleep-state file, and also not to ever make one (if you don’t do this, your computer will revert back to the original settings every-time you turn your computer off and on again).
So it’s all good, I have the 64GB back
This machine is also a hackintosh OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.3, works like a dream!