Is there a slow down when disk is almost full?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aaquib, May 17, 2008.

  1. aaquib macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    Just wondering if the Mac, like PCs slow down significantly when a lot of content is on the HDD. My nearly 3 week old Mac Mini had 80GB, and even without installing any apps or content, there's only 60GB remaining. It's really small when compared to all the TV shows I download, so I was wondering if it was OK to fill up the Mac Mini HDD, or just buy an external one.

    Thanks
    Aaquib
     
  2. elcid macrumors 6502

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    If I were in your spot I would have all that on an external. I do that with my music and my movies for my Macbook, even easier for a mini.

    I dont know if it will slow it down, but just put them all on an external and it will work fine.
     
  3. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it will, it's more of a hardware thing than a software thing. An external hard drive would be a good place to store your TV shows and whatnot.
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I would save the mini's internal for the OS and leave the data on an external. I have 1.5TB on external for my movies/music/data and leave my mini's 120GB internal to OSX and programs (and XP).
     
  5. aaquib thread starter macrumors 65816

    aaquib

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    K, thanks for the quick replies! I think Im just going to pick up a 500gb external HDD for about $100.
     
  6. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    wtf i got my 250 for 100$ errrrr
     

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