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Darren Ruddock
New set up questions
on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:05:00 pm

Hi guys,

Hope you are all good!

Im finally replacing my 11 year old Mac Pro, its been a workhorse but the Mac graveyard is calling. Im going for the following spec IMac..

27″ Retina 5K Display
3.6GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
8 GB of RAM (buy a 32 GB RAM upgrade from a 3rd party)

I'm toying with a 512ssd for the internal drive. I'd like to keep that really for current projects and then archive to external drives.

A couple of questions...

Can I run FCPX from the ssd but possibly, have my footage on an external and edit from there? Could I actually run FCPX from an external drive? I'm thinking, keeping the internal boot drive as clear as possible is always a good idea.

Same sorta question for Motion and After Effects, any ideas with those??

Also, If I did opted for a Fusion Drive instead of an ssd (save cash) can the Fusion be exchanged for an ssd at a later date??

Many thanks


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Warren Eig
Re: New set up questions
on Aug 14, 2019 at 4:49:37 pm

Keep programs in the applications folder on the internal drive. Keep media on an exterior RAID or other external drive.

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