2015 Data Purge & Upgrade to SSD

It was finally time to breathe some new life into my early 2009 Mac Pro. I was at the point where most of my drives were nearing 90% utilized. For years I never really thought about available space on my mac. This was designed on purpose; throw in enough disks and never think about it, just save it and archive it away… Well, that thought process finally caught up to me.

I also took this opportunity to upgrade my original 640GB boot disk to a Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD. I have always known about the dramatic speed increases compared to the traditional spinning disks. Part of the reason why I never really upgraded earlier was I wanted to technology to mature enough. The other, no reason to upgrade while the original boot disk was humming along…

Before Speeds

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After Speeds

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After going through the biggest space hogs on my main data drive; Aperture (pictures), home videos and duplicate MP3’s, I cleaned up rough 400GB of space.

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Once I cleaned up my main data drive, I went through and delete all previous backups of files/folders that I no longer needed. After spending a couple of hours on it, I now have some breathing room now.

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