Questions about SSD+HDD setup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DreamLand, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. DreamLand macrumors member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am going to replace my HDD by SSD and place my HDD on Optibay. I am planing to do the following:
    - SSD is used for OS X.
    - HDD is divided into two partitions one for Bootcamp and one for my data (iPhoto library, iMovie library, and iTunes library).
    - Use FV2 to encrypt both SSD and HDD

    Here are my questions:
    1- I read somewhere that FV2 can cause problem with Boot Camp. I currently have FV2 enabled and I did not notice any problem. Does FV2 cause problem in my intended setup?
    2- I found that some people place their home directory on HDD. I am planning to keep it on SSD. I assume that I'll get more speed when I lunch apps such as DevonThink. Is that right? Are there benefits of placing home directory on HDD other than space?

    Thanks
     
  2. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    OP

    You are on the right track with this...The sad allows faster access and therefore faster loading, to your everyday stuff. As such it should be your OSX and Boot disc.
     

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