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by Tom Nelson

Knowing how much free drive space is available on your Mac is an important part of routine Mac maintenance. As you fill up your Mac’s drives with all of the important information you collect, you can end up affecting your Mac’s performance, should the free space drop too low.

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There are a few different methods to determine available free space, including using Disk Utilitythe Finder, and even Terminal. But ever since OS X Snow Leopard was released in the summer of 2009, there has been a very easy, and perhaps more important, extremely quick way to discover just how large a drive is, and the amount of free space it has available.

But wait, there’s more. Not only can you see the size and available free space of a selected drive, you can also get the size and free space of as many drives as you have connected to your Mac.

Read more on About: Macs.

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