View Full Version : SSD filling up mysteriously. please help?

Mar 16, 2013, 12:12 PM
Alright so my macbook air(128 gb sad) would say it had about 10 free gb of space and after a couple of days of use it would keep freezing programs saying it was out of space. I would restart my air and it would work fine for a few more days but the same thing would happen again. So I thought maybe I should clear off some space thinking it was just because the ssd was pretty close to being full anyways. So now I have about 35-40 GB of free space. Same thing keeps happening but it takes a longer time before it starts acting up. It froze up some programs so I checked how much space I had and it said there was only 200 mb of free space. I proceeded to restart my mba and now it says I have 42 GB.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Mar 16, 2013, 12:21 PM
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating up my space? (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1302889) by theSeb (http://forums.macrumors.com/member.php?u=478484)

To find out, where you storage capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:

DiskInventory X (http://www.derlien.com/)
OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/)
JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/)
GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/)

Maybe try a combination of several, if you still can't find the "missing" capacity.