I am moving my home directory off the boot drive, and would prefer to not have to type /Volumes/diska/Users/myuser And instead, setup a link/alias from /data --> /Volumes/diska/Users/myuser 1. Is there a performance hit or difference between aliases, soft links, and links? 2. Does MacOS prefer aliases, soft links, or links? A few brief tests leads me to believe that aliases perform the most ideal, when it comes to copies including other links/aliases (copying a soft link in UNIX will create a physical copy of the link target, versus copying just the link).