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

MrTk

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Dec 10, 2013
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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?
 

MrTk

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Dec 10, 2013
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SSD hard drive arrives today. Anyone have an opinion on the matter before I go at it on my own?
 

ssls6

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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.
 

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