2009 Imac Data Doubler Partition Layout?

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    Good Evening,

    Current Facts:
    321.87 GB used on / partition
    There is currently only 1 HDD installed in the computer.

    Hardware Objectives:
    -Replace the 1TB drive as the old one is starting to act odd at times.
    -Install the 120GB SSD data doubler kit in the optical drive position.

    Software Objectives:
    -Install OSX onto the 120GB drive.
    -Install applications and documents onto the 1TB drive.

    Question:
    What would be the best way to accomplish this objective given this scenario? IE can I configure this in time machine? I am not sure what specific steps to take to "split" these directories across multiple drives.

    TIA for all your tips and advice.

    Cheers,

    Jon
     
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    Thanks for the quick response, that is exactly the type of information I was looking for. After a quick call to OWC they pointed me to this as an alternative approach. This leads me to other questions such as:

    Are there performance implications or backup considerations when deciding which way I want to go? IE Does hybrid method perform faster or slower than the OWC method? Also is it easier to backup and restore from a TM backup one way or another?
    Any other thoughts/comments/experiences are highly welcomed as I am trying to evaluate which way will be most effective.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/installvideos/owc_techknowlogy/keeping_system_files/
     

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