Thursday, June 10, 2010

Speeding up a MAC

So I bought my wife a MAC a few years ago and she loves it.  She grew up with MAC and she is an educator and artist so it fits like a glove.  However, over time it’s performance has become abysmal.  I’ve done what I could do from an OS perspective cleaning things up but I’ve never been able to put the new imagecomputer smell and performance back into the machine.  A friend of mine gave me a copy of Diskwarrior to try.  Man did it do the trick!  It was painfully slow to load the tools but once it completed it really brought back the “snappiness”.  I wasn’t missing any documents before I ran the tool but it found a number of filesystem issues with the primary disk drive. I wish I could have screen captured the completed summary screen, but as it runs under it’s own OS (It kinda boots like a Knoppix disk) I couldn’t find a way to do that. If you’ve got a MAC and it’s slowing down with old age, give Diskwarrior a shot. I’m off to buy my own copy today.

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