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MacBook Pro - Does too much data slow down computer?

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I've got 250 GB(really 232 GB) MacBo0k Pro and was just wondering if my notebook will slow considerably if I used up too much of the storage capacity (say 150-200 GB) like my PC did. (i'm a first time Mac user)

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You won't see much of a slowdown unless you keep a lot on your desktop. That'll slow you down a bunch. Every so often you should get everything on your desktop and stuff it in a folder that is not on your desktop.
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Over time and with a Harddrive capacity close to 80% filled, yes it will slow down a bit. More data on a almost full harddrive would cause the OS to search more.
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