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Which drive to use for boot/recording?

Postby chlorinedream » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi - testing out an 2013 iMac for DP. Trying to figure out the best HD configuration.

I have a 1TB Fusion Drive (internal on the iMac), a 1TB SSD (in an external USB 3.0 enclosure), and a 1TB 7200rpm HD (in an external USB 3.0 enclosure). Which config will give the best performance?

1) Fusion Boot / SSD Recording
2) SSD Boot / Fusion Recording
3) SSD for both
4) SSD Boot / 7200rpm Drive Recording

thanks!
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Re: Which drive to use for boot/recording?

Postby HCMarkus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:36 pm

chlorinedream wrote:Hi - testing out an 2013 iMac for DP. Trying to figure out the best HD configuration.

I have a 1TB Fusion Drive (internal on the iMac), a 1TB SSD (in an external USB 3.0 enclosure), and a 1TB 7200rpm HD (in an external USB 3.0 enclosure). Which config will give the best performance?

1) Fusion Boot / SSD Recording (and Project Data)
2) SSD Boot / Fusion Recording
3) SSD for both
4) SSD Boot / 7200rpm Drive Recording

thanks!

I'd go with the prize behind Curtain #1, and use the spinner for Time Machine backups. You might also want to keep a daily backup of your DP projects on the Fusion Drive.
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Re: Which drive to use for boot/recording?

Postby chlorinedream » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:44 pm

I'd go with the prize behind Curtain #1, and use the spinner for Time Machine backups. You might also want to keep a daily backup of your DP projects on the Fusion Drive.


Thanks I'll try that first. Was thinking that would be the way to go.
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Re: Which drive to use for boot/recording?

Postby mikehalloran » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:24 pm

#3 for me. Offload your projects to #1 when done.

Save the spinner for Time Machine.
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