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any opinions on when HD is too full?

 
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sammiefish
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: any opinions on when HD is too full? Reply with quote

well, ill try this question another way.... : )

I have:
Macintosh HD:
Capacity: 111.35 GB
Available: 38.35 GB

any opinions on if this is too full?
im getting some degradation of performance...
not sure why....

also, BTW, my mini is 2,1... is that a 2008? I think it originally came with 1or2Gb ram but I upgraded to 4 (3). I bought it new at christmas time the year i bought it... im just not sure and it seems when i search the forum i see that people refer to their model by year...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have no scientific proof or anything, but since you asked for an opinion, I try to keep at least of 1/3 of my drive empty, because after that I have noticed the whole kit and caboodle (a scientific term) starts to acts hinky as I go above that and close in on 1/4 free.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try to not let my HDD get below 20% free space. And definitely never below 10% free space.

Right now you're at about 28% free space.
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