iMac Late '09 adding internal 128g SSD to 2TB HDD, how to configure?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by MrTk, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. MrTk macrumors newbie

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    I'd like some opinions on how to best configure the SSD for boot speed and use? I plan on installing Mavericks new to the SSD and moving all my apps from the HDD over to the SSD, via the migration assistant. I will then create all my existing HDD users (4)as new users on the SSD, so I don't carry over any older folders not in use. I'd then move all the users documents, etc. Finally, create a shared folder on the HDD where I put iTunes, Pictures (for iPhoto) and my movies for shared use. That is where 90% of my data is (iMovies and photos). So that will sit on the HDD in the shared folder.

    Does anyone see a better configuration to take advantage of the SSD speed? I feel a new install on the SSD is better than using migration assistant. I will only use that to migrate apps from HDD to SDD.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. MrTk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SSD hard drive arrives today. Anyone have an opinion on the matter before I go at it on my own?
     
  3. ssls6 macrumors 6502a

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    Sharing one iTunes library seems a bit dangerous but beyond that, seems like a good plan to me.

    I have Sys/Apps/Users on my SSD
    I keep /iTunes/Media, large installers/programs, temp video conversion queues on my HDD


    I don't have multiple users and if I did, I would have them keep separate iTunes libraries but that's just me.
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    If you want to make a Fusion drive (after you backup your current system) follow the steps for 10.9 fusion DIY instructions in the thread post by Dark Dragoon Make a Fusion Drive for 10.9.

    Plus to move iTunes to a different drive that your startup drive see the article How to move an iTunes library to an external drive.
     

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