I've got an early 2011 15 inch macbook pro, that seems to have a bit of an issue. I just did a full de-clutter and backup of my hard drive, and upon checking what my storage situation was like, I noticed something weird. My model came with a 500 gb hard drive, but when I look in System Information, is says something is taking up 300gb of space on my disk. Its categorized as "Other" which is really strange. I'm running photoshop CS5, Final Cut, and Microsoft Office, but there's no way they could take up that much space.
Here's what I'm seeing.
Any ideas as to what it could be? I do a lot of heavy photo and video editing work on this machine, and am pretty computer savvy, but this has me stumped. I've tried scanning the web but I haven't been able to find anything that's similar to what I'm experiencing. The computer is running fine, with no issues in regards to its performance. I'd really like to find out what's eating up that space, and how I can free it up.
Any help is greatly appreciated!