Questions about SSD+HDD setup

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

  1. DreamLand macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2009
    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?

  2. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2011
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    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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