Problem with hard disk and growing used space.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by diegobgr, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. diegobgr macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009

    I'm watching Activity Monitor and I noticed a strange thing.

    Well, the used space is growing without installing or doing anything.

    I have turned on the computer just 3 minutes ago and Writed data is in 220 MB. If I wait half an hour it grows to 500 or 600 MB.

    The problem is that it is doing this every time that I turn on the iMac.

    What is happening here?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    The system reads and writes data from and to the HDD, logs and swap and such menial data.

    If you really want to see, where all your HDD capacity is going to, and you think, that 200 to 600MB is much (it will probably get deleted upon restart, maybe even sooner), take a look at DiskInventory X (will not work in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion), OmniDiskSweeper, JDisk Report or GrandPerspective to see where your HDD space went to.
  3. diegobgr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2009
    Well, the fact is that that data isn't deleted. It's growing since I installed 10.7.2.

    EDIT: Not it is in 350 MB. For this session. This evening, it happened too, as this morning.

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