Mac OS X - Gathering System Information

This document explains how to gather basic information about a computer running Mac OS X.

About This Computer

To find the Mac OS version and memory information, go to the Apple menu and choose About This Mac.

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The About This Mac window should look similar to this:

About This Mac image

  • Version: the exact version of the system software
  • Processor: the speed and type of processor
  • Memory: how much RAM is installed

Hard Drive Space

To get information about the hard drive, click once on Storage to select it.

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This window gives detail information on how the hard disk is utilized

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  • Capacity: the total size of the hard drive
  • Available: how much space is free on the drive
  • Used: how much space is currently used on the drive

System Report

OS X includes a utility called System Report that provides more advanced information about the system. In the About This Mac window, click the System Report... button to open System Report.

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Keywords:mac os x gather system information about memory ram hard drive storage   Doc ID:81327
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-04-02 11:29 MDTUpdated:2018-04-02 11:38 MDT
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