Will Partitioning HD for Photos/ Music help with speed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Learjet035, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    I've always had a MBP, so my extensive music and photos collection can't live on the laptop. I've always kept them on 2 externals and suffered some slow downs due to the setup.

    I just ordered a 27" iMac i5 =)
    I'd like to keep my 130GB collection now on my iMac.

    I use a buncha photoshop/ Lightroom
    Was curious if I was to partition say 150GB for pics and 100GB for music if that would help out the computer at all?

    I really have no idea, just seems like the imac wouldn't have to sift through anything to find my pics when I go workin on them.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Generally, it won't increase/decrease performance. On a windows computer, defragging your HDD might increase performance but I believe OS X already does this for you. The only thing is now all your media will be in one place rather than in the external HDD's.
     

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