Disk Configuration

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jday7757, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. jday7757 macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2012
    I'm a longtime PC user (30+ years) and am switching to the RiMac. Just ordered yesterday so I know I have a few weeks to wait. In the meantime I'm trying to figure out how I want to configure everything on my drives. I ordered the RiMac with upgraded GPU, CPU and the 512GB ssd. I've also ordered 16gb of crucial RAM to give me a total of 24gb (will eventually go to 32gb but I'd spent enough for one night since I also ordered an 8tb ThunderBay 4 RAID 5 edition for external storage. I know I will load the OS on the internal ssd and will definitely use the external RAID for my scratch disk for my Adobe CC (especially Premiere Pro and After Effects). I plan on setting up a Raid 5 which will give me 6tb of usable space. I will use a separate 1tb external usb3 drive for time machine backup of the internal ssd. After that lengthy introduction, my question is what else should go on the internal ssd? Is that where all my programs should be installed? Thanks.
  2. jji7skyline macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2011
    Basically yes. Because your SSD is so huge, you could probably put the following on it:

    - Applications (fast launch, snappy performance)

    - Music (fast iTunes launches, doesn't take up much even in lossless)

    - Documents (quick opening and saving without waiting for external disks to spin up, tiny size)

    - Things you are currently working on, such as project files for Adobe applications, etc.

    You can put your movies and photos on the ext. storage as you won't be opening them frequently, and they are usually quite large.

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