Installing and managing SDD and HDD in MacBook Pro
I am looking to upgrade my macbook pro with a new Samsung 850 Eve 500gb and a HGST 1 tb 5400 rpm HDD. I am going to replace my optical drive with either the SSD or the HDD.
I need to know the easiest way to manage and set up these two hard drives. The SSD will be my boot drive that will hold all of my applications like video and photo editing software. My HDD will be holding all of my large media files (photos, videos, music, and downloads).
I am currently using the stock 500 gb hard drive that has around 400gb stored on it.
I am wondering what the best way to manage all my data is. Should I completely clone my drive onto the SSD then manage my data from there or should I do a clean OS install then work from there.
Also I have read a few things here and there, was wondering should I put the SSD in the optical bay slot instead of the original spot in order to keep the other HDD safe from any damage.
Again I would like to reiterate that I want the easiest method of this. I have the ability to physically install these drives into my macbook but I do not have the technical knowledge of writing commands or overly complicated methods.
Thank you for your help.
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