Trying to make it quick here. I am using a Mac Pro (see signature), currently I have a 2TB HDD and I'd like to buy a 512 GB SSD I didn't really start using my Mac Pro yet, Mountain Lion is still installed on it, but I'll be upgrading to Mavericks in case that changes something (and later Yosemite ) Since the Mac will be used for music production, I would like things such as Logic Pro X, my plugins library and OSX itself to be installed on the SSD I don't want my home folder to be on the SSD: I heard it can lead to problems, but also that this is often the case with external drives - since I'll be using an internal SSD and internal HDD, I heard it shouldn't be a problem I don't want the applications folder to be on the SSD either, except selected applications such as Logic. Should I have two applications folders then, or what's the solution here? Logic Pro X is downloaded from the App Store and will be automatically placed in the Applications folder I guess. Will I be able to choose on which drive to install my Logic plugins later? If I install them through my account, I'm wondering if they will not automatically be saved on my user's library folder then, which would be on the HDD. But I want the plugins to be on the SSD. I know that when installing an app or so, you often get this window with different drives where you'd like to save the thing. But where (or in which folder) is it precisely saved then? Where do you believe I should start? Things I have to do so far I guess: (in order) - Buy SSD - Download Mavericks installer under Mountain Lion and make a bootable disk image or something like this (on a USB drive) - Completely reset the Mac and delete all from it - Installation etc. that's where it gets more complicated Any advices? Anything I should know or think of?