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Mac Specs: iMac-2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo-4GB RAM

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Lately I have noticed that Finder is not responding as quick as it once did. Now I get the rainbow wheel often when I insert USB drives, or even start my computer from sleep. I have 457.82 GB of free space on my internal hard drive and more than that on my external drive. I have 4GB of ram and try not to use too many programs at once. I also bought my iMac in the summer of 2009 so it's not that old. What can I do to allow finder to function smoothly?

*Also when I access my external hard drive every time a new finder page appears it takes a while (anywhere from 1.5-4 mins) to load the icons on it, along with running the actual files - a lot longer than before.
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