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Gabriel Spaulding
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
on Feb 1, 2018 at 3:31:11 pm

"You mention you keeping libraries and caches on internal SSD--presumably with media on external drives.

Anyone else doing it? Are there performance gains?

I've been keeping everything, including the library, on external 7200 RPM Raids.

Wonder if there's a performance boost by splitting library and media on internal and external drives. Thoughts? Experience?"

Until recently I also kept all of my media and FCP X Libraries on external 7200rpm RAID drives. With my iMac Pro I keep media on external drives but move the Library (cache files inside) to the internal SSD and now audio waveforms draw significantly faster. Certainly the CPU and GPU play a role in drawing thumbnails and waveforms, but it seems to me that the storage itself makes the most noticeable impact. FCP X generates thumbnails and waveforms for different cameras at different speeds. The GH5 is extremely fast. The Sony Fs7 with multiple audio channels, however, is annoyingly slow to draw, so I'll take my speed improvements wherever I can find them.

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