Which drive for the OS?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tarsierspectral, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. tarsierspectral macrumors regular

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    So, I can't afford SSD at the moment. Maybe down the road I'll get one. For now I have to decide which drive to use for the OS. I ordered my MP hex with the 1TB drive (not sure what that drive is) and I also have a 640GB WD Black Caviar. Which one should I use for the OS?
     
  2. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    boot it on the black caviar, it should have mildly better performance then the 1Tb ;)
     
  3. tarsierspectral thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I thought.
    On the other hand, what do you think about this drive? Enough for OSX and apps (Photoshop, Capture One, Final Cut Studio, MS Office)?
     
  4. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    you could do that with the ssd just for the apps but space could get tight after 12-18 months depending on updates and other things.
    sorry i aint fully ' up ' with ssds much lol i know there fast and kinda pricey but thats it lol
     
  5. latech macrumors newbie

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    OWC also has a 60gb SSD for around $130 (this is what I have and i'm running with CS5) that would be more than enough for his OS/App/Lib/System and then he could put his user folder over on the Caviar Black
     

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