|Feb 4, 2013, 12:00 PM||#1|
SSD Startup Disk is Full
I have mystery space being taken up on my SSD and can't find what is taking it. I have an SSD for my Applications 128GB and 1TB for storage. I've recently being getting a Startup Disk is full message when starting a render in Cinema 4D. When I get info on the hard drive it is using 96GB but when I run Omni Disk Sweeper it finds a total of 65GB. 32GB Applications, 20.6GB Private (don't know what this is, 20.6GB var?) 6.1GB Library 3.4GB System and a few GB other. I have also run cleanmymac and it only found a total of 10GB of trash.
I'm on 10.8.2, 16gb RAM. My SSD has trim enabler activated.
Any ideas please.
|Feb 4, 2013, 12:02 PM||#2|
The 20 GB in that VAR folder are your swap files and the 16 GB sleep image of your RAM, if you have a MacBook Pro (this is the Mac Pro subforum): sleepimage – the Mac OS X sleepimage file explained
To find out, where you storage capacity is being used, you can use the following free applications:
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating up my space? by theSeb
As to your use of CleanMyMac:
Articles explaining why Mac OS X does not need maintenance software like CCleaner, MacKeeper or CleanMyMac:
|Feb 4, 2013, 12:04 PM||#3|
I use a copy of WhatSize. Admittedly, it's not free and I cant remember in which way the free demo is crippled, but it has saved my life more than once.
P.S. What model of SSD?
MP 3,1 octo, 8GB RAM, 3 HDD's, 1 SSD, AMD 5770, 10.6
MP 5,1 octo, 12GB RAM, 2 HDD's, 1 SSD, AMD 5770, 10.6
2009 Mini, as server
, and a lot of other gear.
|Feb 4, 2013, 12:22 PM||#5|
Look into that VAR folder, it will probably contain 20 GB of swap files (when did you last restart the MP?), which will vanish after a restart.
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