1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 13, 2013 9:17 AM by andyfromroseville
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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.