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Walter Soyka
Re: No FCP X announcement?
on Oct 23, 2013 at 3:37:26 pm

[Justin Crowell] "Either way...I've always gone by the motto of leaving the system drive alone. Having read, write, and export drives in addition."

I am willing to reconsider.

In the olden days, it used to be that shouldn't use your system drive for media because the OS or your app was also likely to attempt to use the system drive (leading to high read/write latency, fragmentation, or bus saturation), or just because you'd be constrained by the simple speed limitations of the single-spindle storage itself. That would cause dropped frames, and dropped frames totally messed with your deadlines when you were laying things off to tape.

With fast random-access non-volatile memory on the fastest bus on the system, these concerns no longer apply.

There may still be good logical or administrative reasons to keep media separate, but moving the media off the internal storage onto external storage will actually be a step backwards in terms of raw performance.

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