HDD - Seagate 500GB XT vs. 120GB SSD?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sammyman, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2005
    I bought a few hard drives on Black Friday, and need to figure out which one to install in my new mac mini. I have a 500gb seagate XT which is a hybrid SSD drive. I also bought s 120gb SSD. Oh yeah, I also got an external FireWire 2TB drive.

    My wife uses her computer for Photoshop only. What is the best way to setup her computer so it blazes through Photoshop?
  2. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Since hybrid drives do their best when they can easily 'guess' your workflow and put the right files in the cache, the Momentus XT would be a good fit for a limited 'Photoshop only' workflow. Once you install the drive, go through a few iterations of booting the machine and then launching Photoshop and any other regularly used programs. After a few cycles, the drive should get the hint and put the relevant files on the flash memory.

    As for the SSD, it would make sense to put it in your machine since you have copious external storage.

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