MacBook Pro :: Increase Harddrive Space - Faster Computer?
Jun 12, 2010
I am thinking of buying a MBP, and I want to do my research correctly .
I want to get the base model (the 2.66ghz seems like a ripoff...), but upgrade the harddrive space. If I increased it from the 240gb to the 500gb, would that make my computer faster? Or what would the effects of it be? I am just wondering to see whether I should go for he 500gb or the 320gb...I do not want to get the SSD since they are pretty expensive at this point.
Happy new owner of an 11 inch Air and wondering what I can delete to increase memory space? I remember on my MBP I deleted some languages and other stuff but I also recall it screwed the MBP up and needed a full software restore
I'm using a Macbook Pro 15 inch with 2.53GHZ and 4GB of RAM and I use music software on it (Logic, Pro Tools) and¬† I recently just got Omnisphere and it is just slowing my computer down like no other. Is there any way I can make my computer go faster? And if so how and where can I do this?
if I want to increase the HD space I designated to Windows, how do I do so? I can easily adjust RAM and what not... but HD space seems fixed? I'm worried about running out.And my other question is... why is 256MB VRAM the max I can allow? According to microsoft's website... 128MB is the minimum recommended amount for Vista Ultimate... and my MBP only has 256MB on it.. so will maxing it out at 128 (max as in it's all vbox will allow) be ok for both windows and my mac? (I'm assuming it then only gives Mac OS 128MB
I was wondering if anyone knows of other ways to control the computer to preserve battery life. I'm thinking mostly about underclocking the cpu. Does anyone know if this is possible and also if this would benefit the battery life? I'm on Aluminum Macbook OS X 10.5.8.
I'm running a 64 bit Matlab simulation on an enormous dataset and OS X (not Matlab) is telling me I'm running out of space on my startup disk for "application memory". I've got 300GB of free space on the hard drive, and only 60GB used as swap. I think the limit I'm hitting is the 64th swap file.
I'm trying to install civilization IV on an Imac G5, power processor, 1.8 Ghz, 512 ram, 80 GB hd, on tiger. When I click on the disc it says I need more local drive memory. When I check the drive, it has 2GB of memory, which is the size of the disc. What do I do?
I've backed up all the contents of my computer to a 1TB external hard drive connected by USB (LaCie Porsche). Time Machine is working perfectly with it! Now, I want to erase lots of files from the startup disc or do whatever I need to do in order that I might have way more available memory on the startup disc.† I need to know that my backups of iPhoto are truly on the external drive, and then I need to do something so that the memory available on my desktop is maximized.
Strange as it may seem, when I installed Snow Leopard, I immediately freed almost 40 gig on my Macbook pro (can't imagine why) and speed was increased by a factor of 2-3 times. One more thing is that parallels is now "almost" as fast as a native program, especially with Quicken for windows, which is the only reason that I use parallels.
I can afford any computer I want, and will buy the one that I want. No lectures.But what feels faster to use? A MacBook Pro 2.93 with 4GB RAM and the 7200RPM drive, or a Mac Pro 8-core 2.26 with 6GB RAM?
I broke the disk into two logical volumes. In one volume, had an operating system. In the second volume of stored programs. Then I needed to increase the size of the system drive.What I did:1. Booted from installation disk.2. Remove the second partition.3. Increased the size of the first (system) disk.4. Check the disk and partition for errors.
I've got an iMac with a 1TB harddrive and am trying to use a time machine set up to back up my harddrive. The external harddrive I'm using for my back up is also 1TB. I currently have about 135GB of free space on my iMac's harddrive and my external drive is completely empty. When I try to back up using time machine it tells me that the back up is 1.2TB and cannot fit on my 1TB external harddrive. What would cause the initial back up to be larger than the actual computers harddrive? Is there anything I can do to rectify this issue without me needing to purchase a larger external harddrive for back up?
My girlfriend has a macbook with about 200 gigs of space. She has used around 180 of it. She has the basic programs that came on the computer, 20 gigs worth of pictures and 30 gigs worth of music, other than that there isnt much on her computer. Where did all of her space go?!
Is there some sort of program or utility that will map out all of her space usage?
I tried a hard reset on my 2014 mac book pro ret display, but it did not open up the space on my computer after I exported all of my photographs onto an external hard drive. How do I get my space back on my computer?
My MacBook Pro is out of space and I am trying to unload files to an external drive.¬† However, when I try to boot, I get the blue screen.¬† When I boot in safe mode, it asks for my password, then freezes.¬† Is there a way to move forward?
I have been sitting in front of my computer for the last 20 minutes and in that time my available GB went from 27.4 to 26.75. The space available keeps slowly diminishing. The only program I have running now is¬† Firefox, I closed everything else, I am not downloading anything. And yet something is eating space in my computer! ¬†
My mac storage shows that I have 7.55 GB of movies on my computer, but I cannot find these movies anywhere.¬† When I search ".mov" on my computer, it shows that there are movies and it looks like they are in iPhoto.¬† When I open the iPhoto application, though, I do not see the movie files in there. So, I'm confused as to where exactly the files are and how to delete them off my computer to free up the 7.55 GB of space. How I can find and delete these files?
Parallels is expected to announce as early as Thursday the sixth major upgrade to its Windows virtualization software for Mac OS X, delivering a significant performance boost over its predecessor, as well as 80 other new features.
The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac has been shown on average to run 40 percent faster than last year's edition, according to people familiar with the matter. Those same people said that the upgrade -- expected to retail for the same $79.99 price as its predecessor -- will also feature Windows boot times that are roughly two times faster than version 3.1 of its primary competitor: VMWare Fusion.
VMware and Parallels have gone head to head in the virtualization market since 2008, when the Fusion product was first introduced. Parallels has existed since 2006, and both products retail for an identical prices. In a recent study, Parallels 5 was already found to be 30 percent faster on average than VMware Fusion 3.
Parallels 6 is also expected to showcase tighter integration with its users' natural environment, adopting support for the Mac OS X's keyboard shortcuts, Spotlight search engine, and Expose windows management features. Similarly, the upgrade will offer the option to automatically apply a Mac's parental controls to their corresponding Windows applications, according to those familiar with the product.
Another major focus for Parallels is said to be gaming. Version 6.0 will reportedly deliver up to two-fold performance improvements while adding support for Dolby 5.1 surround sound and better handling of 3G environments.
Parallels 6 will sport compatibility with an enhanced Parallels Mobile application that will offer users the option of remotely accessing their virtual machines on an iPad, as well as an iPhone or iPod touch.
Parallels Transporter, previously a standalone application that allowed users to migrate a virtual PC image to the Mac, will come built into the new release as well.
Earlier this week, Parallels Desktop 6 was spotted on the shelves of a Fry's Electronics store in California. The product has not yet been formally announced.[ View this article at AppleInsider.com ]
My father owns one of the original G5s, so its power pc not intel. Today while browsing an excel spreadsheet he says part of the screen turned black, then the monitor shut off, then the monitor came back on but not video. Mean while the fans started spinning out of control. Now when he tries to turn it on, he gets power, but all that happens is the fans spinning faster and faster and faster until he turns it off. No video or anything. Just speeding fans. He fears the CPUs died since they control the fans. Any suggestions? He also says the fans were spinning unusually fast these last few days.