27'' imac HDD+SSD question.

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  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

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    i may get the 2TB HDD+ 256GB SSD.
    which HD is OSX installed ?

    what is the best way to get the best performance from the SSD ?
    i do have about 200GB video files and 5GB sound files,where should i put these files ?




    also what is the ''TRIM support'' that people talks about it ?
    will it be enable at the first ? should i enable it ?
     
  2. rj86 macrumors member

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    Everything is installed on the SSD. Worth moving user home directories to the second HD if you're working with that much data. If you do decide to do that, do it before you do *anything* else.
     
  3. Besk one macrumors member

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    System, Library, and Applications on the SSD, Users Folder and all associated data on the Spinning Disk.

    Performance is awesome.
     
  4. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i have to move the 'users' folder to the HDD.right ?

    but will i benefit from the SSD if i open itunes/iphoto and my music/photos on the HDD ?



    what about bootcamp ? can i install win7 on the SSD ?
    i will use win7 mainly for games. games need to be installed in the 'program files' folder.
    will i benefit from SSD if i did that ?

    thanks for answering.
     
  5. bamtan macrumors newbie

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    Do you guys have a guide for moving the Users folder to a separate disk?
     
  6. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i don't think it's hard.

    just drag it and move it to the other HD.
     
  7. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    Google lifehacker optibay
     
  8. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can anyone answer my other questions ??

    HellHammer where are you ? :p
     
  9. basher macrumors 6502

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    Update 10.6.8 brought TRIM support to Apple SSD's. It is on by default. As a matter of fact I don't think you can turn it off.
     
  10. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about bootcamp ? can i install win7 on the SSD ?
    i will use win7 mainly for games. games need to be installed in the 'program files' folder on the HDD.
    will i benefit from SSD if i did that ?
     

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