SSD space keeps disappearing

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by petrucci666, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    For no particular reason, the space on my SSD keeps disappearing even though nothing has been downloaded/installed.

    I'm on a base 13" MBA 2011 model. Space is already scarce but I always try and maintain at least 10GB of space. The space slowly keeps disappearing until it reaches 0MB left. I then restart and the space reappears, but I don't want to keep doing this. I'm doing nothing to make that space decrease.

    I've used WhatSize to figure out the problem, but nothing came up.

    What can be going wrong?
  2. GBlansten macrumors regular


    Jun 13, 2012
    Thick Ascending Limb
    Your sleep image file takes up however much ram you have.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Not sure about Whatsize, but I use Spacie to give me a full report on who is using what, and I can quickly spot the space hogs, mostly iTunes, internet download files, and my VMs.
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:

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