Keeping my MacBook Pro speedy

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

  1. universitykid macrumors newbie

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    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

    mulo

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    SSD for os + apps HDD for home folder
    16GB ram :)
     
  3. universitykid thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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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