Greetings - I'm getting my budget rig, and have a setup question. My Hardware is a 2.53 ghz Mac Mini (late 2009), a 1TB Mercury Elite Pro 7200rpm external FW 800, and a Presonus Firestudio Mobile. This rig will be relatively stationary, so I'm exploring my options re: external booting. I hear the internal 5400rpm drives on the Mini's are rather slow, so I'm wondering what the best performance Logic install would be with my hardware. I'm thinking of three possible options (and other options are certainly welcome): 1. Setup the external drive as the boot drive with Carbon Copy Cloner, and install and record everything to it. (If this is the best speed option, what are the correct partition settings? - OS on one partition, rest on another?) 2. Run the OS as installed, install all Logic, program and contents, and record to the external...is this even possible? 3. Run the OS as installed, install Logic to internal 5400rpm drive, and install virtual instruments, loops and such to the external. Basically, would there be a performance boost running everything from the external FW drive? If so, I'd love to get anyone's experiences... Thanks!