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
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!