Should I set up a partition for just for apps

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irishgrizzly, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I hear it is a good idea to install apps on a separate HD (if you have one) – that it lets your apps run more smoothly. Is this the smae case for a separate partition? Or is it not possible to do this in mac OS as you need the associated system files on the same partition?
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

    gekko513

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    You can have apps on another partitions, but it doesn't help with anything that I can think of. With OS X's archive and install, the usual advantage of having a different partition for apps so that you don't lose them if you need to do a reinstall also doesn't apply.
     
  3. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    I can't see it matters where your apps are because when they are running they run from ram don't they, not from the HD.
     
  4. bjweeks macrumors newbie

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    This is a good idea on windows because you have to reformat so much, but on OS X it is almost pointless.
     

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