Poor Computer Performance Situation:
The apple care rep thought the PRAM reset would help me. But the reality is, it had nothing to do with my problem.
Unfortunately, I finally made my way to a ‘senior’ tech at Apple who told me what the ‘real’ problem was.
It doesn’t really matter what special tools you utilize to ‘clean your computer’. The problem has to do with something that many people just don’t know.
That’s why I am writing about it now. Because people should know about this.
Your computer needs about 15 percent of it’s hard drive space free to run programs.
If you have 120GB hard drive. you need to keep that last 20Gbs free in order to keep your computer running smoothly.
You might mistakenly think you need more ram for the programs you are running, but in fact, the hard drive space is the limiting factor.
So before you go out and waste money on additional memory, take a look at your free space. Before you purchase programs that are supposed to ‘clean up’ your computer, take a look at how much free space you have on your hard disk.
Applications constantly write to your hard drive when they are in use. That space may again be freed up when you are finished using the application. This is the reason that ‘experts’ suggest that you leave at least 15% of your hard drive space free.
The 120 GB SSD hard drive I bought two years ago was very expensive. This is the reason that I didn’t bother buying a larger drive.
The problem is that is is very easy to fill up 120 GBs, particularly when you process video.
Unfortunately, there are only two fixes.
1. Is that you can reduce the amount of data stored on your hard drive.
2. The second is to get a bigger hard drive.
If you opt for number 2, you may run into issues when reinstalling your applications. You may have to put the license keys back in.
If you have bought apps in a manner that did not include an install disk, then you may also face the possibility that your program is no longer available from the digital source you purchased it from (such as the app store or other places).
That means you facing losing tools that you have grown used to utilizing and that you have relied upon.
That’s very sad, isn’t it?
The first option can work by moving videos, pictures, music and other items to an external hard drive. In this case you lose the benefit of having them readily available. You have to go through the extra step of accessing them through an external drive. Not very convenient, is it?
So, your ‘options’ are limited at this point! Which will you choose? Comment below