Hard Drive Capacity Related Performance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KettyKrueger, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. KettyKrueger macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    #1
    Hi All,

    I was just wanting to know, will my computer's performance be affected how full my hard drive is?

    At the moment my hard drive is 71% full (I have iStat), ideally, what should this figure be? I'm just wondering if it might be a good idea to replace the hard drive for a 500GB? Although I don't really need 500GB (yet!), would the performance increase by any significant amount?

    Cheers,
    KK
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    #2
    Yes, as your hard drive gets "full" it will affect performance

    HDDs are fairly inexpensive right now and the 500 GB is a good value

    I recommend the Scorpio Blue (check Amazon)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. KettyKrueger thread starter macrumors 6502

    KettyKrueger

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    #3
    Cheers for that. So how full are we talking here?
     
  4. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    If you are using the 320 GB as a single partition, I'd say not to worry about space until it gets down to about 15% free. In the meantime, you can clean up caches etc. with Onyx or something similar.
     

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