Format duel HD MacBook Pro Help??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frankydan100, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Frankydan100 macrumors regular

    Frankydan100

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    Hi everyone ok im looking to do a full format of my Mac just to generally clean everything up as it got a little slow recently.

    Im just not sure how to go about this as I have 2 Drives in the machine, the first is a 64gb SSD which is in an optibay where the superdive used to be, this is what OSX and all my Apps are on.

    Then I have a 1TB regular HDD in the normal place which I belive supplys my Home/User side? All of my Itunes (140gb) and pics plus documents are stored on here.

    About my set up

    Late 2010 15inch MacBook Pro

    2.4 GHz Intel Core i5

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 256 MB

    OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion).

    Any advice on what to do would be much appreciated, im not the most tech savvy I must say!!

    Thanks Dan
     
  2. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

    Benbikeman

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    A format is almost certainly not necessary.

    If your machine has slowed recently, what has changed recently? Installed any new apps?

    It would make far more sense to diagnose the problem than do random stuff.
     
  3. Frankydan100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Frankydan100

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    Nothing has changed and I havent any new apps, things just feel slower so thought it would help to format and reinstall everything fresh. Its worked well with a PC in the past so assumed it would be the same for a Mac.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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