What is faster? OSX on separate drive? or what?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by poolin1243, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. poolin1243 macrumors 6502

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    Hey all-

    i went a lil crazy and put in 2 more hard drives in my MDD Dual 1.4. all are 7200rpm hitachi's. The primary (the original one) is 80GB and is macintosh HD, iwth everything on it at this point. But, will my system run faster if i put everything on one of the two other drives, or is there a way to move everyhing( photos, music, desktop items, apps, etc. to another drive? the two other drives are hitachi desktar's 7200rpm. the second one is a 160gb, the third is an 80gb

    clueless about this idea
     
  2. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    To copy the entire contents of the HD to another HD you can just get carbon copy cloner and set it to backup the old drive to the new drive. Just make sure in preferences you make sure its enabled for booting. You might get a performance boost since those drives are new and probably faster and have more cache so why not.
    Also since you bought 2 new drive why not put them in raid 0 it will be faster and then you will have 1 320gb hd and you old 80 gig one. The only bad thing though is if 1 of those 2 drive go, the data on both drives are lost. But you can use your 80gig for a backup
     
  3. poolin1243 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All three drives are the same speed. 7200rpm. so..would it be faster computer if i put the OS on one drive, my music, photos, etc etc etc on another drive? What is the best configuration?
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    If they all have the same amount of cache, then i guess they will have the same performance so I would suggest keeping your apps on one drive and the os on another drive, that might speed things up.
     

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