Can a nearly-full 1TB external drive slow down OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AVR2, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2006
    My Mac mini (2009 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, OSX 10.6.8) has started having spells of painful slowness. Mostly it's OK, other times it runs like molasses, especially when opening apps or rendering web pages. I use it as my HTPC so it has a permanently-connected 1TB external drive full of my media, and that drive is down to about 50GB of free space. Could that be causing the slowdown?
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    More than likely that's not the cause. What's your memory usage like?

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