The performance of the Mac machine relies on several factors, including the software as well as the hardware components. The hardware components create a base for operating system that actually is a platform to run different applications. In fact, for a computer to perform seamlessly well during its entire lifetime, each of its embedded component must function in the intended manner. However, since a machine cannot be expected to perform flawlessly during the entire lifetime, you should even not rely on computers; since they also are machines manufactured to carry out different types of jobs as per the instructions given.
Upgrading to Mac Mavericks
Mac Mavericks, as you know, is the most recent (10.9) version of Mac OS X and is available to users to upgrade ever since it is released. However, unlike some previous versions of Mac OS X, Mavericks has not been successful to become the first priority of every Mac use after its official release. In fact, when it comes to upgrade to this version of Mac, you must think twice because you might experience slowdown issues.
Likely Causes of Mavericks Leading to Mac Slowdown
From a general user’s perspective, you might find those usual factors (i.e. temporary files, cluttered desktop, overfilled boot volume, too many installed applications, and more) responsible for Mac machine slowdown issues. However, since you recently have upgraded to the latest OS, this time the causes most likely are not being the same. Therefore, you should look at the following causes responsible for Mac slowdown instead:
1. The performance of the hard drives degrades gradually as long as they are filled to the storage limit, especially post the 50 percent storage.
2. While upgrading to Mavericks, writing the OS X files to the failing or bad sectors of the hard drive might cause system files accessibility problems. Consequently, operating system has to bypass all such files to work properly.
3. There might be issues like Mavericks was not installed correctly while upgrading. In other words, Mavericks installation was not performed properly and therefore, creating issues.
4. The previous version of OS X was well compatible with the Mac machine hardware, but the newer one is not. The slowdown issues might be due to obsolete hardware configuration and definitely be demanding a hardware upgrade, such as RAM, processor upgrade etc.
5. The third party applications installed on Mavericks are not compatible with it and the issues are pointing to the applications upgrade.
6. There might be corruption in the boot drive asking for repair, which you must go for as early as possible in order to avoid drive failure and hence, to prevent data loss.
The aforementioned causes of Mac machine slowdown after upgrading to OS X Mavericks are quite serious. You must take some constructive steps in order to fix Mavericks slowdown issues, no matter if you delete duplicate files on Mac, which is one of the key steps executed to prevent slowdown issues.
Avoid Mac Slowdown Issues after Upgrading to Mavericks
The performance of the Mac machines relies on numerous factors; not just the software and hardware components are responsible for Mac slowdown issues. These factors include the occupied as well as the available hard drive spaces, the correct and proper installation of operating system, the hardware and software compatibility, the installed applications, and more. In the below section of this post, you will read about how you can overcome the factors responsible for Mac machine slowdown after upgrading to Mavericks:
1. Overfilled drives create problems while Mac is booting as well as when you read/write access them. The boot volume of the hard drive contains system files of both the OS X and the applications you install. Thus, the only way to reduce the occupied space in the boot volume is to minimize the number of installed applications, as you cannot delete the OS X system files. In contrast, you can move your crucial files to an external drive in order to minimize the exceeding size of each of the secondary volumes.
2. In order to reclaim the free space on the hard drive, you may also go for defragmenting the hard drive. However, since Mac OS X does not include the defragmentation tool, you must go for a third-party defragmentation tool.
3. You should check and repair the corruption in the hard drive using Mac OS X inbuilt Disk Utility. Or else, you may also go for a third party disk repair tool. For such a tool, you can search over the Internet or purchase it from your nearby computer market. However, make sure the drive-repairing tool you are going to use is reliable and trusted for the task.
4. One of the steps you can prefer taking is to make sure that the OS X installation was performed properly, as the corrupt or improper OS installation may create startup issues as well as reduce the overall performance of the Mac machine.
5. The most efficient step to attain high performance of the Mac machine is to upgrade its primary hardware components, including RAM – the primary memory of the computer that plays the key role in execution of the system files as well as the applications and programs.
6. You could have a check on the applications installed on your Mac Mavericks, as one or more of them most likely be incompatible with the newer versions of OS X and therefore, creating issues.
Hardware upgrade is an effective as well as an efficient step towards getting the overall performance of the computer improved considerably. However, not everyone can prefer taking this step since it involves big overheads. Therefore, I suggest using a commercial Mac speedup application to boost the overall performance of your Mac significantly. Stellar Speedup Mac is one of such tools those are preferred the most and are reliable for performing the intended speedup tasks. Using one of such commercial Mac speedup tools, the results you attain are significant, especially without utilizing the system resources efficiently.