Keeping my MacBook Pro speedy

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by universitykid, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. universitykid macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    So I recently had a hard drive failure and the replacement makes my MBP feel brand new. Basically, I want to know what you guys do to keep your Apple computer running at peak performance.
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    SSD for os + apps HDD for home folder
    16GB ram :)
  3. universitykid thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2012
    I've been looking more and more into getting an SSD and moving my HDD into my the optibay but because I would only put the OS and apps on it I haven't yet been able to figure out what size I should get. Obviously, SSD's are not the cheapest and I don't want to pay for something I'll only use half of.

    Any ideas for a good size SSD that will only hold the OS and apps?
  4. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    You haven't mentioned what apps you run, therefore we cannot give you an accurate answer.
  5. rwcooper macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2010
    In my case I am using about 132GB. 96GB of that is in my home directory. So as a rough estimate 36GB is being used by apps and the OS. That means I could use a 64GB SSD which would allow for growth. Why don't you try to figure out how much space you are currently using for apps plus the OS?

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