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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I have a little over 20 gigs free on my PB. I've been ripping DVDs for encoding.

    I'm in the middle of ripping a season of Chappelle's Show. Each episode is about 1 gig. In the middle of ripping an episode and OS X warns me that I have low disk space. I check and I'm at 200 megs.

    Then MacTheRipper crashes and I'm back up over 20 gigs. Weird.

    So what happens when OS X gets low? Anything other than a warning? Or does it try to make space somehow?
     
  2. LOLZILLA

    LOLZILLA New Member

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    200mb is low
    You're using more than 99% disk space.
    Don't know if os x tries to make space automatically at a certain critical point, but if it crashes, it might load to a point where you didn't exhaust as much. :dunno:
     
  3. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    MTR is caching massive scratch files on disk, which is why you're getting so much HD space back when it tanks. OS X also uses generous portions of your HD for swap space (aka virtual memory / paging). That's why it's important that you leave ~10% or more disk space available, if the disk is the boot drive.
     

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