Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Addressing hard-drive issues, part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
If you have a hard drive that by design should be…fast enough for the type of work that you want to do,…but for some reason it's running slowly,…there are a few troubleshooting measures…that you should consider.…The first thing you should check is very easy:…Is your hard drive full?…The traditional wisdom says that you should leave…at least 10% of your hard drive empty at all times.…For a variety of reasons,…a hard drive tends to run slower as it fills up.…There's a couple of ways to check this.…I could go into the System menu and go to About This Mac.…
And I want to switch over to the Storage tab.…Here I can see every hard drive installed on my computer.…I've got my main system drive,…and I have a secondary drive where I store projects.…I can see how much space is being taken up,…and how much space is free.…Of course, if you see less than 10% of the…hard drive is still free, then you might have some trouble.…Another way to check this would be to go into Finder,…and on the sidebar on the left…you're looking for your hard drive listed here.…
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