Poll: Where are you installing El Capitan Beta? (Internal/External/Partition)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by bmac89, Jun 10, 2015.

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Where are you installing El Capitan Beta?

  1. Internal Drive (Main OS)

    44 vote(s)
    56.4%
  2. Internal Drive (Separate Partition)

    18 vote(s)
    23.1%
  3. External Drive

    16 vote(s)
    20.5%
  1. bmac89 macrumors 6502a

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  2. SgtPepper23 macrumors regular

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    #2
    i've got it on a USB drive. Slow, but i'm sure my personal data will be fine. Plus it lets me try it out on various Macs i've got around me! a 2007 and 2012 iMac and a 2010 macbook pro and a 2013 retina macbook pro
     
  3. amcan12 macrumors member

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    #3
    I always install all betas on the separate Thunderbolt connected SSD - currently I am still testing latest release of 10.10.4 in addition to El Capitan, each on separate external SSD.
     
  4. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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  5. ECJ macrumors 6502

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    Went all out, on my main machine. After a 2nd reboot most of my bugs have went away.
     
  6. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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  7. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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  8. redheeler macrumors 603

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    #8
    Updated from 10.10.4 as the main OS on my secondary/main portable Mac. It got Yosemite betas last year, so no regrets so far with 10.11.
     
  9. Maetzle macrumors regular

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    #9
    Internal SSD - its a risk but so far works pretty well apart from some issues with Safari which I can live with.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I am using it as my daily. I have complete backups of Yosemite with TimeMachine and CCC, should I need to revert. At this point, I am not loading the system with everything that was on before. I am keeping lean with apps and files.
     
  12. g-7 macrumors 6502

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    #12
    External drive, of course.

    To all of you "Internal Drive (Main OS)" folks: I admire your bravery.
     
  13. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    Well if you mess with the bull you gotta deal with the horns.
    So Main OS for me too.
     
  14. bmac89, Jun 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2015

    bmac89 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #14
    I would install it on the internal drive (separate partition) if I had enough space... which I never do! So it will go on an external drive when the public beta arrives.
     
  15. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    #15
    I've got it installed in a dedicated test machine (a repurposed late-2013 13" rMBP) and also in an external Transcend JetDrive SSD.
     
  16. costica1234 macrumors member

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    #16
    Main partition since Yosemite was running *extremely* bad on 3 days old 15 inch mid-2015 rMBP.
     
  17. delta77thegreat macrumors member

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    #17
    Just curious what would your opinion be on installing the El Capitan beta on a Thunderbolt 1 external mechanical hard drive. What kind of performance would I get out of it booting from that?

    I'm tempted to do my initial testing there and then once I am satisfied that all my core apps are working I will upgrade my iMac. The only reason I wouldn't install El Capitan in a virtual machine is that I find Mac OS X performance to be terrible virtualized compared to Windows. Mouse lag left and right even with half of my iMac's graphics power directed towards it.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    #18
    Got it on a partition alongside my main OS. I save my stuff periodically so I'm fine with doing a clean install of El Cap once it's out.
     
  19. hellfried macrumors member

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    #19
    I have it installed on a USB 3.0 external hard drive and it is surprisingly sprightly. Will wait for the public beta before I move it to my main drive.
     

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