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    External HDD as primary storage

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    Etiquette seems to favor searching for existing threads on a subject instead of starting a new one. Fritz, I hope you don't mind me tagging onto the bottom of your thread.

    I am also looking to move my data to an external drive, especially pictures and iTunes files. I am wondering what downside is of just putting the entire home folder on the external drive ("/Volumes/drivename/<username>").

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    External HDD as primary storage
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    I am also looking to move my data to an external drive, especially pictures and iTunes files. I am wondering what downside is of just putting the entire home folder on the external drive ("/Volumes/drivename/<username>").

    My first question would be WHY and followed by what are your reasons for doing so???

    And just to add a note: Any external drive/bus/connection will usually be slower than an internal one.






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    External HDD as primary storage
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    If you feel you must move your Home Folder to an External Hard Drive (EHD), here are a couple of articles outlining why you might want to do this - and how to do this.

    Read these very carefully; especially the need to have a solid Backup (BU) in place before you start - a Cloned BU is preferable.

    Also note that the initial process actually COPIES your Home Folder to the EHD, which you must test on the EHD before you then DELETE your Mac's Home Folder.

    https://www.lifewire.com/move-macs-h...cation-2260157
    https://computers.tutsplus.com/tutor...ume--mac-48822

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