SSD almost full

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marenta, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. marenta macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    Will a ssd drive like the one in the new MacBook Pro 15" 2016, get slower when it's almost full? Say 30 GB free space on a 1TB drive..

    Kind regards

    Marenta
     
  2. Qwe9203 macrumors member

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    Yes. You need to leave a bit more of a buffer room.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    It would be better to have 10% free space, about 100 GB for a 1 TB drive.
     
  4. blairian89 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it will likely slow down. 10-20% is a good amount of buffer space that should keep you from noticing a slow down.
     
  5. jksu macrumors regular

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    can try apps like cleanmymac and/or photosweeper to remove duplicates.
    and use the cloud or external drives for photos and music

    i did that but have gone gradually from 128 ->256 -> 512 ssd drives in my mba/mbps
     
  6. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    It will not slow down to the extent that a spinning drive will....
     
  7. blairian89 macrumors 6502

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    This is also a true statement. SSD's run way faster than the old spinners do in all aspects; slowdowns will be less noticeable but they still occur.
     
  8. marenta thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool, does that apply to newer pcie based ssd's too?. I mean, any difference in slow down compared to a regular 2,5" ssd?

    /marenta
     

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