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Greg Joyce
Re: Mac Pro & Apple Cinema Displays
on Oct 23, 2011 at 10:00:32 pm

I have a Mac Pro 1,1 from five years ago, and I've never been impressed with its speed, even when I upgraded to a new graphics card, now the ATI Radeon 4870, upped the RAM, and bought the OWC RAID setup with 2TBx4 drives. Still as slow as molasses.

I consider switching to PC every once in a while, but all my plugins are Mac based, and I bought a MBP last earlier this year, which I souped up with an OWC SSD, so I'm more than reluctant to move back to PCs and have to buy more licenses for PC versions of everything.

I'm tired of paying a premium for Apple hardware, but ... I wonder if this article by Allan T├ępper about mac minis and Thunderbolt RAIDS may be the right way to go:

http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/atepper/story/mac_mini_for_pro_video...

The disk speeds they get are 5 times (write) and 3 times (read) what I've been able to achieve.

Sounds pretty good. Or is it just time to embrace Adobe and a PC and forget about Apple for video editing -- that is, video editing without needing to pay an arm and a leg for a Mac Pro?


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