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    Thanks for your quick reply, Rick. I'll give...

    Thanks for your quick reply, Rick. I'll give that a shot.
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    Question about linking to new user location

    I have a Mac Pro with four internal drives set up as you suggest in your Desktop Drive Configuration Guide.

    Today I had to make some changes. I booted from an external FW drive, and then moved...
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    One more question: If I do these steps...

    One more question:

    If I do these steps correctly and make sure the User IDs are the same, is it safe to have the same User directories linked to two different OS X installs (in my case, the normal...
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    Thanks again, Eric. My user is 502 and my...

    Thanks again, Eric.

    My user is 502 and my wife's is 504. Obviously there must have been another user (503) at one point, but not any longer.

    So let me make sure I have this straight:

    1....
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    I think this may be what happened. But I'm not...

    I think this may be what happened. But I'm not even sure how I'm supposed to do it.

    For example, the fresh install of OS X obviously already has one user on it. I have two user accounts on my...
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    Thanks Rick for your offer to help. To be more...

    Thanks Rick for your offer to help.

    To be more specific, the application I'm having the most trouble with is Sigma Pro Photo. (It's a piece of garbage, I should add, but others have it working...
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    Thanks for your reply, Eric. I'll look into...

    Thanks for your reply, Eric.

    I'll look into the software you mention, but from your perspective, was I going about the reinstall in the proper way considering how my drives are setup?
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    Drive setup question

    Six months ago when I got a new Mac Pro I followed your recommendations in the "Drive Setup Guide" and set my system up as follows:

    IA - Root (boot drive with OS X)
    IB - Local backup

    IIA -...
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    The Users directory was already on the other...

    The Users directory was already on the other volume because that's how I've had things set up for a while.

    What happened was my boot drive was acting funny, so I wanted to wipe it and install a...
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    Damien, Thanks for your reply. I'm running...

    Damien,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm running 10.5.4. When I set my drives up I followed the advice given here on this site: http://www.macgurus.com/productpages/guides/MoveUsers.php

    "Local" is...
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    Move Users problem

    Hello,

    I'm following your "drive setup" / "move users" advice and I'm having a bit of a problem.

    I got to through the step where I pointed my user account to the directory on Local, and...
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    OS X opening Applications not on boot drive

    I have followed the drive reconfiguration suggested by Ricks here. So, I have the following configuration:

    Drive 1
    Partition A ("Root"): OS X boot
    Partition B ("Local backup"): backup of Local...
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    Had another hard drive disappear this morning. ...

    Had another hard drive disappear this morning. Apple is sending someone out to replace the logic board. Isn't computing fun?
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    Thanks, ricks. It actually turned out to be a...

    Thanks, ricks. It actually turned out to be a failed hard drive (I think). I haven't had any problems since replacing the drive.

    I'm one of those users who does download music from iTunes, so...
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    Possible drive setup problem

    Ricks et al,

    I followed your recommendations for drive setup for my Mac Pro. I've got OS X on its own drive and I put Users on a separate internal drive. I set up the SymLink to the Users...
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    Rick, I have followed your drive set-up guide...

    Rick,

    I have followed your drive set-up guide recommendations and have created a Symlink for the Users folder on Local, Command-dragged it to the Root drive, and then renamed it as "Users" as you...
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    Thanks again for your help, Rick. It is much...

    Thanks again for your help, Rick. It is much appreciated, and everything you've said makes good sense.

    Do you think the drive configuration I've laid out above would be a good option considering...
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    Hi, I'm not sure I understand exactly what...

    Hi,

    I'm not sure I understand exactly what you're getting at. But I did re-read the drive set-up guide and I think I do now understand the value of having 3rd party apps on the User drive from a...
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    Rick, What an incredible guide. Thanks for...

    Rick,

    What an incredible guide. Thanks for providing that as a resource. I read through it and I have two questions. First, what about applications that put files in the Application Support...
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    Oh shoot, I forgot to ask: Wouldn't I need to...

    Oh shoot, I forgot to ask:

    Wouldn't I need to copy over at least an empty user account in order for it too boot? In other words, if I only copy OS X and applications as you suggest and no users...
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    Rick, Thanks for your reply. So I'd assume...

    Rick,

    Thanks for your reply. So I'd assume that having the user data on the RAID would be a good use of it?
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    Need help with drive reconfiguration

    Currently I have OS X, applications and user data installed on a 1.5 TB RAID 0 (750GBx2). I have a moderate number of digital images so the total amount of data is about 500 GB.

    I have been uneasy...
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    Thanks! Looks like I'll be using the Raptor.

    Thanks! Looks like I'll be using the Raptor.
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    Thanks. I see that the 150GB Raptor is...

    Thanks. I see that the 150GB Raptor is significantly faster than the 74GB, but still not sure about how the 750 SE2 compares to both.
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    Raptor 74GB or WD 750GB SE2 for PS scratch?

    I'm trying to decide whether to use a 74GB 10k Raptor or 750GB 7,200k WD SE2 drive as scratch for Photoshop. I've seen some speed comparisons of the 750SE2 with the newer 150GB Raptors, but it's...
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