Hard Drive Advice: Speed and Security.
Here’s a quick tip on increasing the speed of your computer as you churn through all those files. At the same time, you will also increase your protection against data loss and drive failure. Here it is: use two hard drives, rather than one. If you are on a desktop, you can install a second internal drive into your computer, if you are on a laptop, you can use an eSATA or Firewire connection to an external hard drive. This second drive will act as your “working drive” on which you will store all of your image files. All of your programs, etc will go on the original drive. My drives are simply named “Macintosh HD” and “Working Drive”. There are several advantages to a multiple drive system, including, faster operation, minimizing drive failure and simplifying backup.
Traditional hard drives work much like a record