The response time on my friend's iMac is getting slower. There are no obvious errors. I was thinking it may be as a result of the internal HDD layout.
My friend has a large music and photo collection which he regularly adds to and they are stored on the same partition as the Mountain Lion OS.
Some partition stats:
321GB Partiton size
109GB Free space
114GB iPhoto library
53GB iTunes library
I was wondering whether erasing the partition and restoring everything from the latest Time Machine backup would optimize the drive's layout.
I was also thinking this might be prudent to do before he upgrades to the Mavericks OS.
Well my friend bit the bullet and did a full restore of his system from the latest Time Machine backup.
Good news. The restore went without a hitch and the restore process was very easy.
His system is noticably more responsive.
Retrieving data ...