Correct me if I'm wrong

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mojopixel, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502


    Nov 4, 2007
    Somewhere in Time
    Is it right that if you have applications like Photoshop and other such programs that it is better to install these programs on a secondary hard drive. What is the benefit of this? :confused:
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i can't see any benefits to installing them on a secondary drive. if anything it'd cause more issues i'd think.
  3. scr1968 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    You talking about having the operating system on one drive and your applications on another drive? Yeah...I agree...that doesn't make much sense.

    What might make more sense is to have your operation system and applications on one drive and your documents on another drive. That way if you ever need to reformat your drive you don't need to backup your documents to another drive before doing so.

  4. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    When you say programs like Photoshop I don't know if you mean third party applications or something else.

    But I've been told that for Apple apps (like Final Cut Express or iLife) Software Update won't work unless they're in the Applications folder. Something you might want to know...
  5. FelixMC macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008
    I keep photoshop, dreamweaver, and all the other biggies on my external HD, for the simple reason that I don't have enough space for them on my main HD. They work well, never had any major problems with it.
  6. Kalafut macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2008
    i have it on my 80gb internal hard drive. the only benefit i can think of is that it will load faster, unless you use a firewire.
  7. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    As MurphyM mentioned, the apple apps need to be in your apps folder, but programs like PS will run ok from an external drive, as for benefits, there aren't any, just a little slower start up, but still worth using in conjunction with a scratch disc if you got a spare HDD and want performance :) use the boot drive for most app storage, it's what the things for (if you got the space that is)

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