Home folder and multiple drives?

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Hi.

My mac pro 1.1 has four 250gb hard drives. Drive 1 is labelled ‘boot’.

I’ve just started to transfer all my files from my PC using an external hard drive.

The apple advice is to transfer ‘My music’ to ‘Music’, ‘my videos’ to ‘movies’, etc. I’ve been doing this but have noticed that they’re all being stored on the boot drive.

My boot drive is now at 230gb and I still have around 200GB of movies to transfer.

If I keep adding them to ‘Movies’ – will the files start to go onto drives 2, 3 and 4 by default once the ‘boot’ drive is full, or do I have to select it manually (if so, how?)?

I’m aware that I should keep the boot drive as clear as possible to maximise the performance of the machine. I’m new to Macs so everythingis taking some getting used to.

Many thanks.
 

vansmith

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Content is not automatically distributed across the drives if they are separate. One thing to consider is the "suggestive" nature of Apple's advice. You are under no obligation to follow their file structure. If you want your movies to go 19 folders deep on drive 3, go for it. Put content where it best suits you, not where Apple thinks you should put it.
 
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You can also move your Home folder to another drive and as such those music etc folder will be on that other drive as well.
 

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