Mac Mini Mid 2011 — planning on replacing failing drive with internal SSD + fast HD. Any issues?

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Mark Scott Abeln Veteran Member • Posts: 8,955
Mac Mini Mid 2011 — planning on replacing failing drive with internal SSD + fast HD. Any issues?

As far as anyone has experienced, is there any issue with putting an SSD plus a fast HD in a Mac Mini mid 2011?
I’m thinking of putting the OS and Lightroom catalog on the SDD — as well as a Photoshop swap file. Any thoughts about this?

I have good Time Machine backups (I hope) and the idea is that that I put the User folders on the HD, but I’m not sure how to go about doing this. I vaguely remember how to do this sort of thing with Unix commands, but I have no idea if OS X would have problems with it, especially if I’m restoring from Time Machine.

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