No space left on Startup Disc! HELP

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sstevens, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. sstevens macrumors member

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    I have a 256GB SSD for startup and applications and a 1TB HD for all my documents, music, etc.

    I have <700MB available to me now.

    I recently began editing a video in Final Cut and so "imported Media" of about 70GB and I saw it was using that on my SSD, "Macintosh HD". Why?

    What is it that's using so much space? I have almost no extra Apps installed:
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    What Can I do? When I imported the media into Final Cut I "copied" the files which I assume is what sucked up so much space this last time. But in reality, I should have over 100GB available. wtf? please help!!! Can provide screenshots as needed. I really need to fix this, my computer is running so slow.
     
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    Get yourself a copy of Daisydisk from the Mac App Store. That will show you graphically what is taking space on your SSD.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Which is free.
    http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net

    Presumably that's where you imported it to. Does Final Cut give the option to import it to your external drive?
     
  5. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    you can import it, final cut should give u an option
     
  6. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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  7. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    Thanks, sickboy.

    Of all the "disk space" apps I've seen, DiskWave is the most useful...
     
  8. maflynn Moderator

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    Download and use OmniDiskSweeper. It will provide a sorted list of what's consuming your space.

    If you run it with sudo (As shown below), it will include some system files that it woud not normally have access to scan. That is a more accurate representation of what's consuming your drive.
    Code:
    sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper
    Another option is to use this terminal command
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g /

    I prefer to redirect it to a text file (this puts it in your Documents folder
    sudo du -d 1 -x -c -g / > ~/Documents/du.txt

    Like the sudo /Applications/OmniDiskSweeper.app/Contents/MacOS/OmniDiskSweeper command, it will scan all directories, but produce a text file as opposed to showing the results in a window
     

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