My system (2011 iMac running Mavericks) has been acting up lately, so it's time for a wipe & reinstall of everything. While I'm at it, I'm going to add a 2TB SSD drive, which I would dedicate to storing my sample libraries, as well as act as my scratch audio drive for Ableton Live etc.
I'm wondering if I should actually partition the drive for the two different purposes, or just use a folder for the scratch disk and leave it as one large partition. Is there any dis/advantage to one approach vs. the other?
Same question for my boot drive, which is currently one (smaller) partition of a 1TB SSD drive, the other (larger) partition is for my documents. Is there any dis/advantage to doing this?
In the past I've found it helpful to have all my documents on a separate partition, as it's made it simpler when I've had to wipe & reinstall like I'm doing now. But I'm curious to know what others might think about pros & cons.