Does it really matter that my hard drive is showing as an external drive on the desktop?

vanquish

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I installed Catalina 10.15.4 on my Gigabyte B450 I with Ryzen 2nd gen 2600 and it is all working just fine. Well, apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but I will buy a Broadcom adapter for that.

The one thing I missed when sorting the plist and ACPI was the fix for the hard drive so that it doesn't display as an external drive on the desktop.

Right now I have a very stable system and am very happy with it so my question is, does it really matter that the hard drive shows as external? Is it a cosmetic thing or does it affect performance in some way? If it is just cosmetic I would rather not tinker with what I have but it if affects performance I might want to sort it.
 

Bjar

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Pretty sure it is just cosmetic. Personally, it would drive me nuts though.
 

vanquish

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Thanks. I was pretty sure it was a cosmetic thing. I have a 35" UHD screen so it doesn't actually bother me at all. I have all sorts on the desktop so an extra icon or two doesn't affect me.

I may clone the system to another drive and then make the adjustments to the plist but right now I just wanted to make sure it was not a "must-do" sort of thing?
 
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