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    New Blog: Lost Harddrive Space?
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    Lost Harddrive Space?



    Where is my space going? I don’t know what is taking up my hard drive, please help. I have tons of “Other,” how do I delete it? My hard drive is full and I can’t find what is using it. We see these questions all the time on the forums. People get especially concerned when they open their System Profiler, and see “Other” taking up so much of the drive. What is “Other”? Other is anything that isn’t what is defined. Other is files that aren’t audio, movies, apps, backups, …Read More →



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    New Blog: Lost Harddrive Space?
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    Thanks Stretch for writing this blog post up! I know many are confused about the "other" section.

    For those who would like to contribute to the blog, please feel free to apply for an authorship position. You can get the "application" here. I'm looking through the applications already submitted and we've got some interesting content coming shortly!
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    New Blog: Lost Harddrive Space?
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    Nice writeup! I see you have the same HD/SSD setup as I do
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    Very well done Stretch. And thanks to Van for riding "herd" on the blogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McYukon View Post
    Nice writeup! I see you have the same HD/SSD setup as I do
    I wanted to go bigger with the SSD, but couldn't afford it at the time. Maybe when I get some extra funds, I'll go bigger, but for now this works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretch View Post
    I wanted to go bigger with the SSD, but couldn't afford it at the time. Maybe when I get some extra funds, I'll go bigger, but for now this works great.
    I know I tried 2 different ways of splitting my data until I found something I liked and didn't slow down the performance of the SSD.
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    New Blog: Lost Harddrive Space?
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    Wow, I seem to have a lot of "other" (53GB). I'm betting that a good portion of that is my collection of VMs and the 7GB of content I'm downloading right now for StarCraft 2.
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