Disk Space Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jack3ma33en, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. jack3ma33en macrumors newbie

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    So im going to download the newest edition of the Adobe Creative Suite, and i went to see howmuch disk space i have left to use. I have used about 100 gigs outta the 160. I know that to operate smoothly, the gigs used should be under half. Bottom line, i have almost 50 gigs under the 'other' section of memory used. How do i identify what that 'other' stuff is and how do i delete it?
    (Any help is good help)
    thnaks
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're referring to drive space, not memory. Memory is RAM. You may have better success in attracting responses to your thread, and you'll make your thread easier to find for those browsing the forum for the same answers, if you follow this tip.


    For space issues, there are a few things you can try:
     
  4. jack3ma33en thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, i changed the title from memory to disk space.
    and ill make sure to try all those suggestions
     
  5. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    That has never been true. Yes a hdd gets consistently slower the more filled up it is because it startst writing at the outer tracks which are fastest sequentially and ends at the inner, but that has nothing to do with smoothness. You only notice this in big file transfers.
    It operates smoothly until it is almost completely full. If there is less than 2-3 GB drive space left gets bad and with only a few hunderd MB it can even run into some errors with certain apps.
    There is absolutely no reason to use less than half of the diskspace. If you get into the single digit GB left area you can start to worry about deleting stuff. <10GB.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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