- Jan 24, 2019
I have an iMac 27 inch 5k 2018. This has a 1 TB fusion drive with a 24 GB of flash storage in it. This computer is used in a music studio and the hard drive performs terribly. It is excruciatingly slow. I was wondering if any one could help me with the following questions:
- Based on my preliminary research the best way to enhance the performance is to create a bootable clone on an SSD (External). Im planning to connect it to the computer with a USB C to SATA, I think the best way to approach this is to use Carbon Copy Cloner and clone my hard drive to the SSD and select this drive as the boot from system preferences. In doing this, I wanted to know whether all my licenses for the softwares and the hardwares will work on the cloned drive as well? Has anyone had experience with this?
- I sense a lot of the software resources are large and heavy files. The fusion drive just doesn’t make sense for this purpose. IS the method above the most efficient way to get to a solution?
- Is it better to manually install the OS on the external SSD and how will it affect all the licenses and machine IDs that are assigned to my softwares?
- What is the ideal format for the best performance for the external SSD. Is it ASFPS or should I go for Mac OS Journaled? If anyone has a better idea or suggestion, please let me know?