Mbp pro 13" i5 running programs from second drive

fezzaben

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Jul 4, 2012
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Hi guys was wondering if anyone could help me and a friend. We both have mbp 2011 models with both ssd"s in the main bay. Question i want answering is when we have installed a second hdd in the optical bay space will we be able to install programs to the drive. Hence keeping the ssd clear to just run the main programs we use.

If so how can this be done as my ssd is only 120gb and obviously i dpnt want to be filling it up with applications if its not necessary. When they can be install on the second drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

macuser1232

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Jan 20, 2012
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Hi guys was wondering if anyone could help me and a friend. We both have mbp 2011 models with both ssd"s in the main bay. Question i want answering is when we have installed a second hdd in the optical bay space will we be able to install programs to the drive. Hence keeping the ssd clear to just run the main programs we use.

If so how can this be done as my ssd is only 120gb and obviously i dpnt want to be filling it up with applications if its not necessary. When they can be install on the second drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
I don't have two hard drives, but i'm assuming that you will not be able to run the programs on the second hard drive unless an OS is installed so to actually run the programs they will need to be in your primary HD.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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Some applications may fail to function or update properly if they're not installed in the /Applications folder on your boot drive. You're better off moving user files to the external drive, rather than application or system files.

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fezzaben

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Jul 4, 2012
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Ok so basically use the second drive for data and the primary drive for applications correct
 
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