Issues with remaining space on SSD

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andrewhenders, May 24, 2012.

  1. andrewhenders macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a late 2011 17 inch Macbook Pro 2.4ghz i7 with 16gb ram, 128gb Crucial M4 SSD, and a Seagate 750gb Harddrive in the optibay. It has been running great since I bought it in December.

    Last night I realized that the SSD is only showing 68.7gb remaining. I don't keep anything but applications on the SSD. Everything else goes on the optibay so I should have much more space.

    'Home' or whatever you want to call it is showing that I am using 22.9gb but when you command + i on the individual folders and add up the space it is only using up 3.5gb. Where is the remaining 18.5gb?

    The trash is empty, I have used disk utility, clean my mac, etc. I did a clean install on the SSD when I installed it. Trim support is off.

    If you could help it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I recommend downloading and using OmniDiskSweeper It will produce a list of folders and files sorted by size. You'll see where your space is going.

    Also don't forget that on MBPs OSX uses local backups, versions and a sleepimage file all of which will consume space.
     
  3. andrewhenders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks, the sleep image file is 16 gb . is that normal?
     
  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, since it matches how much RAM you have.
     
  5. Donka macrumors 68020

    Donka

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    Go to About My Mac, click on Storage and report back what that lists. How much is under other? Your sleep file and mobile apps for iPhone/iPad (stored in iTunes) will be listed under this.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Yup and if you don't want it issue this command from the terminal
    sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0

    and then delete with the following command
    sudo rm /private/var/vm/sleepimage

    or reboot the computer, I believe the sleep image file should be zeroed out at that point.
     

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