Mac (Lion) Hard Drive Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lanster99, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. lanster99 macrumors newbie

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    So my computer keeps freezing whenever I am opening a application that uses the hard drive extensively (like Mail or Utorrent) or when I am opening a large file (e.g. a movie).

    I checked activity monitor and the CPU and RAM are completely fine, but as soon as the mac starts to freeze the Read speed on the Hard Drive goes 100+ MB/s. Now I am pretty sure my mac can't read that fast. How do I solve this problem? :confused:
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depending on what Mac you have, your Mac can read that fast from an internal 3.5" HDD (iMac, Mac Pro) or even 2.5" HDD (MBP, MB, MBA, Mac mini).

    I don't know, why µTorrent would need to excessively read that much on startup. I understand the need for prematurely writing to the HDD one chose to store torrents to, to make "room" for the file.

    Why don't you use an external HDD?
     

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