Hey guys, I've noticed a recent significant drop in performance on my MacBook. I started to look into it a bit and I am starting to realize that my read and write speeds (via blackmagic speed test), seem to be extremely slow for my specs (often always just above 60 MB/s for both read and write). Just wondering if any of you might know why this would be or if you have any suggestions on where to go from here. On another note, after inspecting Activity Monitor i can see that my MacBook is almost always using the entire 8 GB of available ram even when I'm not running any programs. Is this something that is the norm and should be expected? Or could this be the root of the performance drop. Here are the specs of my machine and I've included a few pictures as well to maybe help. I have a Mid 2012, 13" MacBook pro, i've got the upgraded processor to the 2.9GHz i7, and I have 8 GB of ram, also the original 750 Gb SATA hard drive the laptop came with.