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Ugly
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join:2001-12-12
The Meadow

[Security] [data storage] off the MBPr thunderbolt drive

So I am interested in a MBPr.

Yet one thing that I've always disliked is the idea of storing my data within the same partition as the OS.

Of course, this is default behavior for Windowz too. How Sloppy!

• Has anyone configured their Mac-any-kind to an alternate data location than the default?

Perhaps on an external drive even?
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The Dv8or
Just call me Dong Suck Oh, M.D.
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Denver, CO

You can get the non-Retina MBP and pull out the SupahDrive and throw in a different one. Thats what I did. Offshooting the home folder to the 2nd drive shouldnt be too difficult. I highly recommend not offing it to an external drive, as it will cause all kinds of problems if you start up without it.
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The Dv8or
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reply to Ugly

Or better yet, partition the primary drive.



Ugly
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join:2001-12-12
The Meadow

said by The Dv8or:

Or better yet, partition the primary drive.

Now that sounds like a great idea!

I suppose that one can later encrypt it or move it as a partition-image to the Thunderbolt drive and blank the actual partition.

Then one can replace the data later.

• Is there a Mac-friendly imaging software?
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rugby
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reply to Ugly

Why do you dislike having your User folder on the same drive as the OS?


kitsune

join:2001-11-26
Sacramento, CA
reply to Ugly

Yes there is mac friendly imaging software. Disk utility it comes with the os.


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reply to Ugly

I have not done it, but a friend of mine has his OS and home folder on different partitions. Apparently, it caused his upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion to be an enormous mess of complications and he's held off from upgrading to Mountain Lion for that reason.

At home I keep most of my data in the same partition as the OS, but I do use an iTunes library on an external disk. That offloads 90% of the data bytes elsewhere.

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cableties
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join:2005-01-27
reply to Ugly

You can partition it, but the mSSD is still new tech and I can't predict MTBF/reliability for recovery.
You can move (symlink) your Users' folder to an external
You can boot to a USB or TBolt drive
You can have a netboot drive and choose that (if local, on gigabit with Tbolt to gigE adapter) but that has to be slow.

I can boot from USB3.0 stick or Tbolt drive. However, I don't have User folder separate. All on external or internal.

Yes, why Apple never offered a twin mSSD... either for RAiD1 or for OS on one and User on other...
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kitsune

join:2001-11-26
Sacramento, CA

said by cableties:

You can partition it, but the mSSD is still new tech and I can't predict MTBF/reliability for recovery.
You can move (symlink) your Users' folder to an external
You can boot to a USB or TBolt drive
You can have a netboot drive and choose that (if local, on gigabit with Tbolt to gigE adapter) but that has to be slow.

I can boot from USB3.0 stick or Tbolt drive. However, I don't have User folder separate. All on external or internal.

Yes, why Apple never offered a twin mSSD... either for RAiD1 or for OS on one and User on other...

Rather than using a symlink I would simply change the settings in Users & Groups for the location of your home directory (unlock the padlock and right click the user).