Mid-2009 MBP HardDrive Bleeding

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by graemeh88, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. graemeh88 macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    Is it normal for my MBP to bleed extremely large amounts of hard drive memory? On restart, my hard drive is at ~105 GB, but if i leave it running for a couple hours, that number drops to ~85 GB. A couple hours after that, its down to ~55 GB. During this time, i dont download anything, just watch videos, some microsoft office, and some we browsing.
  2. mrfoof82 macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2010
    Lawton, OK
    You could have an application with a serious memory leak that's causing your swap file to grow at a fierce rate. Hence why it recovers -- when that memory is finally deallocated, OS X starts trimming the swap file.
  3. graemeh88 thread starter macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    is there a way to find out what application would be doing that?

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