How should I set up my HardDrives?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MacAztec, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. MacAztec macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Heres the deal. My mom is getting my G4 400MHz, and I am getting the G4 500Mhz. The G4 500 has 4 30GB hardrives in it. The G4 400 has one 80GB Drive in it.

    I am going to keep the 80GB (its mine with my files), and I am getting one more 30GB Drive. My mom is getting one 30GB Drive. Another 30GB Drive is for backup, and the last one is for video projects.

    So, I have 15GB of Movies, 5GB of Music, 8GB of .dmg and .sit files (lotta programs :D), 1.5GBs of Documents, and about 400MB of pictures.

    Ok, so how should I set up these 2 drives. I want the 80GB to be my bootup drive because it is newer and faster. I am going to reformat both drives for OS X, but I just dont know what files to have on what and stuff. What do you guys think?
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    i keep all my media on my spare drives.

    currently, my boot drive is an 80gig WD Caviar with only programs and my backup .dmg and .toast files

    i have a 60gig seagate barracuda with ONLY music on it...i'm up to 38gigs full!

    and then i have a 40gig maxtor with divx movies.
     
  3. MacAztec thread starter macrumors 68040

    MacAztec

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    Cool

    Ok, I might be able to yank 2 drives from my dad, but I have a question.

    Does iTunes and stuff just 'know' where your files are? I mean, when you play MP3s from another drive.

    Is there a lag time?
     
  4. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    you just need to change the itunes directory to that hard drive in the preferences.

    the only way i have a lag is if i turn the option "put the hard drive to sleep" in the energy saver pref pane
     
  5. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

    mmmdreg

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    put ur movies and files onto the 30...sounds like a KDX server :p...and keep the music on the 80...u can change em over any time and all so its not a big deal anyway..
     

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