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#1 The_Observer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:13

LION 10.7.3

Im about to get me a SSD drive for my Mac, wishing to know after i have installed and want to point folders to HD, Do i just use the "Make Alias" option or is there a better way to do this. In windows i used MKLINK what would be a same for OS X or is it just the "Make Alias" option.


#2 Elliott

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:22

The best way is to make symbolic links.

#3 OP The_Observer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:42

The best way is to make symbolic links.


Thanks for that, do you know or have links for the best way to use SSD and HD on OS X Lion

#4 Xero

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:49

Thanks for that, do you know or have links for the best way to use SSD and HD on OS X Lion


The best way is to use the SSD for the installation of OS X and all your apps. Use your HD to store media files, music, pictures, videos, ect. Using symbolic links (as mentioned above) you can map many of the home folders to your HD. This makes the whole process quite seamless.

Thats pretty much it. I believe TRIM support is automatically enabled in Lion. So sit back and enjoy your speedy machine.

#5 OP The_Observer

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:53

The best way is to use the SSD for the installation of OS X and all your apps. Use your HD to store media files, music, pictures, videos, ect. Using symbolic links (as mentioned above) you can map many of the home folders to to your HD. This makes the whole process quite seamless.



Thanks for help people.

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