Setting up my macbook pro + external hard drive

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  1. miamirulz29, Jun 16, 2011
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    miamirulz29 macrumors member

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    So I just order my first macbook pro. I have a few questions on setting it up:

    1. My data is too large to fit on a 128 GB SSD, so I ordered an external hard drive. I was thinking about keeping the home folder on the SSD, but using symlinks to put my music, picture, and video folders on the external hard drive. I read a couple of threads on how to do that, but I was wondering if I would have any problems if I disconnect the external hard drive from my computer. I do not want to have the hard drive connected all the time. Also, I do not want to do the optibay mod.
    2. Is microsoft office in the Mac App Store?
    3. Do you guys recommend anything else or have some tips?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you simply won't have access to files on that drive until you reconnect it.
    No, but you could have found that out simply by searching the store.
     
  3. miamirulz29 thread starter macrumors member

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    This is my first mac. I didn't know you could search the mac app store online.
     
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  5. GGJstudios, Jun 16, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wasn't suggesting searching outside the store, but searching the store itself.

    http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store/
    That's why I mentioned it, so you would know it's searchable, in case you want to find other apps.
    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
     
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