unibody mbp out of hdd space?

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  1. mbpnewbie macrumors regular

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    I have 150gb of free space on my hdd yet OSX gives me little popups everyonce in a while telling me this. It also disrupts my torrent downloads. Any idea what it could be?
     
  2. MrM macrumors 6502

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    First word of advice- Stop using torrents.
    Second word of advice- Boot from the original software disk and verify/repair the HD.
     
  3. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    First off, don't listen to this guy about Torrents.. hehe.

    Anyway just go into your Applications/Utilities and run the Disk Utilities and click on your drive, then hit verify disk permissions, then run repair disk permissions.

    See if that helps.
     
  4. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    I vote this for "lol" of the day... :D
     
  5. stevemiller macrumors 65816

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    this may not be relevant since you mentioned your disk is still showing lots of free space, but i have had a similar situation of a disk inexplicably running out of space. in my case, it turned out adobe after effects was creating a cache file that was growing out of control (like 70gb) as an animation was rendering. seemed to be a one time glitch in the particular file i was working from, and the cache file deleted itself when i quit the render process.

    anyway, perhaps do a spotlight search for files larger than several gb the next time you get the error; your particular torrent software might be creating a similar caching error?
     
  6. mbpnewbie thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, here's a screenshot of the different errors that come up..
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  7. MrM macrumors 6502

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  8. suMMx macrumors regular

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    that might be the worst advice ever posted
     
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

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    What's wrong with using torrents?
     
  10. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    Exactly my thought. How can I have some "fun" if I'm nowhere close to an internet connection? :rolleyes:
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It might mean that you will be almost out, if all your torrents complete - warning you that all your free space has been allocated, but not used ... yet.
     
  12. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    If it's only happening in uTorrent, remember Utorrent is in very early Beta.. maybe try using Transmission until it's out of beta.
     
  13. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    It's a known problem in uTorrent.
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    So, it can be safely ignored?
     
  15. mbpnewbie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that a clean install resolved the issue. I tried a clean install with time machine recover console, but found the problem kept repeating itself. It appears Utorrent was the issue. Thanks all.
     
  16. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    I second using Transmission. I used to use Vuze or Azureus or w/e, and boy was that thing a resource hog. Transmission is small and VERY simple, as if it was designed directly by Apple :p
     

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