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Use an SSD boot drive and keep Users on an encrypted data drive
Authored by: Stanz Inator on Oct 15, '12 10:02:35AM

I have the same dual drive system set up on my late 2011 MBP (2.5 i7, 16GB ram, 750GB @ 7200 and 240GB SSD) except no encryption. I had the advantage of buying the computer new and immediately installing the SSD in the optical bay, which admittedly made things easier but I found that getting the exact results I wanted took some digging.

I put the system, library, applications and users on the SSD and created a root folder on the other that houses everything else. Using the ln - s command in the terminal I created symlink for each of the folders that I wanted to exist on the HDD (ie: Pictures) that would normally be housed in the same spot as the user folder. The links on the sidebar point to the correct location and all the auto save locations route correctly as well.



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