Home recording MBP question re: disc space?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by jc1864, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. jc1864 macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2016
    I have an ancient MacBook Pro first generation which rather than ebay or throw I am planning to use with an audio interface as a multitrack recorder using either Garage band or logic.

    However I am encountering a problem with the internal disc drives and it doesn't seem to make any sense to me. There is a Fujitsu MHW2120BH media which looks absolutely full, I may have partitioned it ages back but it's 109.13 GB blue and 10.56 GB red, the red is untitled and appears separately on my desk top. Either way there's nothing that physical size or nothing I can find that's taking up that much space. I am receiving continual start up disc messages, it all feels really sluggish which is not how I remember it.The next disc is a 108.48 GB SATA Internal physical volume OS X extended, even this doesn't make sense in that there's only 13.41 GB of space left and is showing 6.95GB of apps, 11.6GB of photos, 14.35GB of audio, 6.76GB of movies, and 55.41 other?!

    When clicking info on Fujitsu disc it displays, available space 0, also takes repairable No, Bootable No, I'm a complete novice but that doesn't make any sense..when viewing the SATA disc partition, erase and unmount are not old as first aid is. If I try to partition the Fujitsu it will only allow 3GB..

    Ideally I will not be using this for anything other than recording projects so I'd really like a clear computer, so wonder what I need to do.

    It's probably a silly idea but my iCloud looks full, which at the beginning of the week wasn't even a quarter full, that seems really odd, I wondered if somehow my iCloud may be linked to this MBP and storing everything on to here as well.

    Any advice, steps much appreciated thanks.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You could try Disk Inventory X to see what is taking space on the drives. Also, if you can, please post a screenshot of Disk Utility, so we can get a better understanding of how your drives are partitioned etc.
  3. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    Go to System Prefs - iCloud to check and see if this Mac is linked. DiskInventory X is free, intuitive, and will help you understand what's on these disks.

    My recommendation is to get an OS X install disk and do a clean wipe-and-install. But you are working with old disks and likely not much life in them. You can get an SSD for not much in that size, and your MBP will be better than new.
  4. jc1864 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2016
    Hi Kohlson, wow cheers for that, have just read a few reviews of this update using a Super Evo and a doc etc., I wonder if this update would be available for my MBP as its really old..I'd hazard a guess as first generation, (I'll put up the details tomorrow) if you think it's possible my next question is doc or cable as there seems a lot of difference in price. None of this had ever occurred to me, such a cool idea, cheers.
  5. jc1864 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2016
    Just to follow up, my MBP is 3.1, Intel core 2 duo, 2.2ghz, 1 processor. And the serial No is W87******

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