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Craig Alan
Slowing Down
on Jul 12, 2011 at 5:15:39 pm

Macbook pro 2.5 GHz 4gb memory

Getting sluggish performance.

So I checked my hard drive

Hard drive 232 GB

Only 27.5 remaining.

So its 88% full.

I like to keep it under 80%.

My Apps take only 8 GB

My documents folder only 23 GB

My entire users folder 50 GB.

But my root level library is 60 GB.

FCS library alone is at 16 GB.

I didn't think libraries should be taking this much space.

Is my system set up wrong?

Do I just need a bigger internal HD?

OSX 10.5.8; MacBookPro4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz
; Camcorders: Sony Z7U, Canon HV30/40, Sony vx2000/PD170; FCP certified; write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.


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Curtis Thompson
Re: Slowing Down
on Jul 12, 2011 at 5:27:39 pm

hello...

it might be stuff that is temporary in nature and can be removed - have you tried to run disk cleanup to see what can be removed?

also, you can try some of the steps outlined here:

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/freeingspace.html

sitruc


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Craig Alan
Re: Slowing Down
on Jul 24, 2011 at 2:42:04 am

[Curtis Thompson] "have you tried to run disk cleanup to see what can be removed?
"


Hi Curtis,

When I add up all my master folders on my hard drive they come to about 127 gigs. The hard drive is 232. There are only 22 gigs remaining. That means there is about 83 gigs hidden.

What is disk cleaner? How safe to use it? I've backed up all.

OSX 10.5.8; MacBookPro4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz MacPro4,1 2.66GHz 8 core 12gigs of ram. GPU: Nvidia Geoforce GT120 with Vram 512. OS X 10.6.x; Camcorders: Sony Z7U, Canon HV30/40, Sony vx2000/PD170; FCP 6 certified; write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.


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