Moving home directory to another HD

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tarsierspectral, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2010
    I've read a lot of posts suggesting to move the user's home directory to another HD if one is using SSD as a startup disk. I am unclear why this is recommended, can someone clarify? Is it because you don't want to fill up your SSD with data, or is it that the chances of the SSD failing are higher? If I don't store any of my documents in my home directory, am I loosing anything by leaving it on the SSD?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Home directory doesn't have any data that would really benefit from the SSD plus it gets some writes as all downloads etc go to the home directory. It's mainly done so that there won't be unnecessary writes and the more you fill the SSD, the slower it becomes. It's not needed but at least I would do that
  3. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2009
    Paris, France
    Main reason is not to file up your small SSD disk... Generally many people like to seperate the system from data.

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