Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2013 1:13 AM (in response to Don_McCracken)
I have always had my Logic Pro projects on a hard drive separate from the OS. However, if I have a Macbook with an SSD for the main OS, is it better to keep the projects on the main OS SSD or to put them on a separate hard drive?
A very good question. The "separate drive for projects" approach was to separate OS read/writes from Projectread/writes.
Having recently put a 500G SSD in my MacBookPro, I am currently getting read/writes 5x faster than an internal 7200rpm drive. With no drive head seeking issues with an SSD, it would seem to make sense that running it all off the SSD should be better.
To make it easy to backup projects and data separately from the OS, it would be an idea to partition the SSD (though there could be some storage space wasted allowing for OS 'free space' needs). I have NOT yet done this.
Also, if I want to partition a hard drive to create a smaller partition on the faster outer part of the drive, how do you know in Disk Utility which of the partitions that are on the faster outer part?
This would only be relevant for 'rotating' normal HD's..... should not matter for SSD's.
This site has a boatload of interesting info on the subject