I originally posted this in the MP forums but they said I would probably have better luck here... So I am contemplating getting an SSD as my boot drive. I read a huge article on anandtech talking about how SSD degradation works. So I would only want the OS and Applications I have to be on the SSD. I know how to change my downloads to go to a different drive and set up my iTunes music folder somewhere else too. However, how could I make the desktop be on a drive in bay 2? Or photo booth pictures to go to the drive in bay 2? Or an iPhone backup? Basically, how can I get everything to not go on the SSD besides just the necessary files for the OS and my applications? I just don't want a bunch of random files being written to the SSD. I want to try and keep the SSD at peak performance for as long as possible. The guys on the Mac Pro forum said that it would mean changing the location of my home directory so if that's right, how would I do that? Thanks in advance for the help! Edit: Kind of off topic, but if Time Machine backups all available volumes besides the TM volume, where are they located on the TM drive?