A RAID-like 2 SSDs after install just not to waste space

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  1. int3, May 26, 2014
    Last edited: May 26, 2014

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    int3

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    #1
    Hello guys,

    I have a PC (yes, A PC) running OS X mavericks and I have one question.

    I Couldn't install on raid0 with 2 SSDs so, now I'm with 2 SSDs separated and I only have 64GB for my OS and apps, and another 64GB free space.

    So, my question is: Is there any possibility, to use other drive to share space with the "main" drive? Like putting it half of apps I WILL install? Choosing the path etc etc?

    I thought about creating symbolic links on Application's folder to the other SSD.
    It will result?

    And how about external HDD on rMBP? I have on my rMBP 256GB ssd so it is enough for me, but I'm wondering if is possible.

    I'm trusting on unix power, everything is possible :p
     
  2. int3 thread starter macrumors member

    int3

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    #2
    A great trick is doing links. I tested and It works.
    exFAT (external partition of a HDD) I added Firefox.app there in a folder (Programas MAC , stands for MAC Programs in english).
    then, I created a symbolic link to the .app folder.

    Code:
    nsaminefield:Applications int3$ ln -s /Volumes/exFAT/Programas\ MAC/Firefox.app Firefox.app
    It automatically shows the firefox on launchpad.
    but, some programs that cleans stuff, for example: AppCleaner, it won't show links. It won't follow to the drive. It just ignores.
     

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