Taking care of Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by ribbon, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. ribbon macrumors member

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    A few years ago, when I got my first MBP I made sure to take care of it: I verified the HDD periodically looking for problems, recalibrate the battery, run Onyx from time to time to "clean" the system...

    Now I'm going to get a new MBP and I want to start being careful again. What are the things that I should take into account? Is there a better alternative to Onyx?

    Also, I remember that the first generations of SSDs used to have a degradation problem. Has this been solved, or is there anything I should keep in mind to make sure that my SSD performance doesn't go downhill?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    JMHO, but utilities like Onyx seem to be kind of a waste of money. Unless your unknowingly installing a bunch of crap applications, then it really isn't needed.

    I've had my late 2013 rMBP for about a year now. Haven't seen any performance problems. I've read elsewhere that the issues with the 1st gen SSD's have been addressed.
     
  3. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    The only type of maintenance i do on my mbp is fix permissions after every major update.

    SSD's are pretty much maintenance free since the os will send the trim command as needed.
     
  4. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    There is a small freeware app called "Yasu" out there that handles just about all the OS X "routine maintenance" needs.

    It hasn't been updated for a while, but I find that it still works fine (or at least, seems to "work fine"!) in Yosemite...
     
  5. leman macrumors 604

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    You don't need to do anything. OS X is perfectly capable of taking care of itself. Apps like Onyx do not do anything useful.
     

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