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I have time machine On and backing up my data regulaerly to Time capsule.
Mac is for my office use, i don't have many Vidoe/Audio files store in Mac currently.
I don't have iCloud.
No external peripherals except that when at home, i have my time capsule shared data drive.
Keychain stuff, i couldn't do this. i couldn't figure out how to identify duplicates.
Did verify permissions & repair disk utilities.
Here is the Activity Monitor's Disk Activity data:
Reads In: 313094
Writes out: 116604
Reads In/Sec : 99
Writes out/Sec: 85
Swap used: 37.0 MB
Pages ins: 2.87 GB (4.00 KB/Sec)
Pages outs: 5.7 MB (0 bytes/sec)
on the Top process wise, i see kernel_task (root user) consumes %CPU - 37.6, Threads 104, real mem - 1.07 GB.
I've been watching this thread since I have same problem, same computer and happened on same day. My system still lags off of boot startup and safe mode. Wouldn't that mean that it's not hard drive or third party software related? I was wondering if something in the last update could have changed something at the kernel level? Is there a way to revert the whole system to factory (not just wiping and clean installing)?
Throttling, sometimes i could sense the Mac is really hot especially when i am doing multi tasking between Mac applications and VMWare for office work.
Installed software is what i am suspecting now with new OS X 10.8.4. My company mandated installing McAfee (with write only option) with this upgrade and i have VMWare 5.0.1 which is very lite on OS resources (per VMWare). With VMWare I never had this slowdown in perf with OS X 10.7 (Atleast this much).
Is there a way to identify between these 2 softwares which is causing the problem? please let me know.