New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Mac Pro - The maximum load of the Mac drive.


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
dobby

 
Member Since: Jul 15, 2009
Location: In front of MY MAC OR LINUX BOX
Posts: 211
dobby is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Mac Pro Workstation Airport Extreme ATV 2 Ipad

dobby is offline
Searching through the Mac web side I have the impression that how fuller the drive become the drive become fragmented .
if so how high can the maximum load capacity be .
I mean in percentage .
For instance mine is now used for 85% .
Is that to high ?
On the other hand if I still about 34 GB free
Does anyone know it ?

dobby
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 18,002
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
I don't think there is a magical number but 10-15% free space is a good buffer. If you notice things getting considerably slower and you have less that 10% of your disk free, I would suggest freeing up space as your first course of action.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks
whitakt1

 
Member Since: Aug 09, 2009
Posts: 27
whitakt1 is on a distinguished road

whitakt1 is offline
Also depends on the types of programs you are using. For most people, the 10% rule applies (i.e. never go under that much free)

But if you are using Final Cut, Motion, etc.. or trying to multitask with some of the Adobe Suite of products like having Photoshop, Bridge, and Illustrator open at once swapping files, I would stick to 15-20% minimum.

In fact, i am trying to save EVERYTHING on a secondary drive now. My computer tech friends tell me to only put my OS and all applications on one drive and keep all the files associated with applications on another drive. That way you drive never gets fragmented and always has lots of free space.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,561
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by whitakt1 View Post
In fact, i am trying to save EVERYTHING on a secondary drive now. My computer tech friends tell me to only put my OS and all applications on one drive and keep all the files associated with applications on another drive. That way you drive never gets fragmented and always has lots of free space.
That would be true of a Windows machine. Journaled file systems really don't require that level of maintenance. Keep the drive within 20% of capacity, regardless of the applications you use and it should be fine.

About disk optimization with Mac OS X

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Help on old Power Pc Mac | Mac Mini and intensive PhotoShop usage »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Another MacBook Hard Drive Replacement Experience caribiner23 Apple Notebooks 29 11-24-2011 12:16 AM
Replacing Hard Drive on Macbook experience alucard Apple Notebooks 24 10-14-2007 04:21 PM
Installing mac os x on external firewire drive lettersofman Other Hardware and Peripherals 4 03-23-2007 04:23 PM
From PC to Mac: transferring files, Mac Mini hard drive djmitch Other Hardware and Peripherals 4 03-23-2005 12:56 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?