about to clean up my system drive , how to optimize ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thevessels, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. thevessels macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2004
    so my 250gb iMac is creepin on full ( maybe 3gb free ) and its startin to just feel slugish ,

    so on my way home im gonna finally get a 250 external and move over most of my media over ( which hogs most of my space )

    so im wondering after that whats the best way to optimize my system drive . i repair permissions regularly , but wondering if theres any other tricks out there .

    thanks d0000ds
  2. junkster macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    Nothing to do, really, except free up some space.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    The rule of thumb is to maintain about 10% of your available hard drive space as free space. You need to archive about 22 GB of files and remove them from your hard drive. I would recommend that you buy a FireWire external drive to be used for data storage.
  4. smueboy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    some apps

    yeah, only 3gb free is pushing it - the external is a good idea.

    Use disk inventory x to find your large files and see where all you space has gone.

    You can use Monolingual to remove unwanted language files and free some space.

    To troubleshoot problems and free caches etc use Applejack.

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