Taking care of Yosemite

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

  1. ribbon macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2010
    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

    Jul 22, 2010
    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

    Mar 12, 2015
    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 G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    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 G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    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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