6 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2007 11:01 PM by AndrewCapon
AndrewCapon Level 1 Level 1
Hi Guys,

I would like to move some applications like Logic Pro and AU plugins off of my boot disk and onto the Raid 0 volume.

I was going to just re-install everything but it will not let me install to this volume!

Whet is the best way of going about this?

Thanks for any help

  • Brian Peat Level 6 Level 6
    why do you need to move your apps to that drive? Once an app is loaded into ram, it's not really pushing the hard drive that much. Now, your Logic FILES are what you'd want on that drive.
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    I did an experiment once, using 4 10K drives or volumes

    Boot drive; 3rd party applications; scratch; "home user" account.

    No benefit from a dedicated 3rd party applications.
    Some benefit from separate drive for scratch (RAID)
    Also for moving data and media files to another volume.

    Using the boot drive for scratch and data can severely affect performance with some applications.

    I also tried having just one large stripped raid for everything. Easy to setup and use, just backup (like twice a day to two different sets, which with 500-1000GB drives just got easier).
  • AndrewCapon Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I have all my data on the raid volume but still I am getting slow startup times with Logic Pro, also I have a template that loads a fair amount of AU components this can take up to three minutes to load with the disk going mad.

    I was hoping to be able to move Logic and my AU components onto the raid volume to speed this up.

    Is it not possible to install apps onto anything but the boot disk?

    Can I move parts of the library (the audio tree) onto a volume that isn't the boot volume?

    Thanks for any advise

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
    Hi AndrewCapon;

    I would suggest that you ask your question over on the Logic Pro forum. It appears you need help specific to that application and you will only be able to get it there.

  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    Things you can try:

    Keep your boot drive to 40% use or less.
    Use the fastest drive (10K Raptor or something)
    Use two such drives in RAID.

    Always check your drive with Disk Warrior if it isn't running up to snuff. I would also clean the system and library cache files.
    Do a backup with SuperDuper, followed by erase of boot drive, then restore.

    You could have a highly fragmented drive with files scattered all over that impedes launching. SuperDuper does a good job of organizing system files.

    It is best to leave apps on the boot drive, their default location, and essential for Apple apps.
  • AndrewCapon Level 1 Level 1
    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for all the info.

    I have made another post http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=951807 about moving my boot disk to a raid 0 system.

    Thanks for all the help