The decline in performance of a computer is a general issue that comes across oftentimes, no matter which operating system you are using. If you disagree with this saying, perhaps you are new to the Mac world, since Mac users around the world report gradual decrease in system performance every day. Being at the user end, you may not know what the causes of such an annoying situation are. However, when you purchased Mac, it was not guaranteed that it would not come across performance issues. Though you cannot put off such slowdown issues, you can speed up Mac by identifying and rectifying the underlying problems. Delving in deep may assist you recognize these causes; however, you must know where to look for them.
The high-class hardware components embedded in Mac machines perhaps make you believe that they will not droop at all. However, the issue is not concerned with the hardware only, but data saved on the hard drive and user’s online and offline activities as well. You might be thinking how data stored on the Mac drive can affect Mac’s performance. Well, it does. To know how, refer to the following causes of Mac’s slowdown:
Data Stored on Mac Drive
Massive amount of secondary memory on Mac facilitates you store large volumes of data, which in turn adversely affects the Mac’s performance. Ideally, every hard drive must have free memory equal to at least 10 percent of its total capacity. For example, if the capacity of your Mac’s drive is 100GB, make sure you keep at least 10GB free. Alternatively, you should not store more than 90GB data on it.
In technical terms, every file saved on the computer is treated as a program that needs system’s resources (RAM and Processor) for execution. A program under execution (i.e. in RAM) is termed as a process that includes methods to process the data. The intermediate (before result) data during various phases of execution is stored in temporary files, which are not deleted automatically even when the process has ended. These system’s wastes execute repeatedly and keep system’s resources busy. As a result, your Mac slows down.
Mac’s email facilitates having a preview (i.e. quick look) of every email attachment by double clicking it. You might not know that when you double click an attachment for quick look, it is downloaded automatically on your computer at its default location. Imagine the size of that default folder if you have been previewing every such attachment. Remove these wastes to save disk space and put off repeated execution of these files every time you reopen those emails.
Perhaps, it is not possible for you to clean such wastes accumulated in different corners of your Mac. However, in order to speed up Mac, you can use a professional clean up software for Mac. Download such a tool from the Internet and use it periodically.