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TOPIC: Help with hard drives distribution for FCPX

Help with hard drives distribution for FCPX 10 Jan 2015 21:16 #58292

  • dasx01
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Hi everyone!

I was wondering what would be the best way of handling my media/libraries with my current hardware for FCPX.
  • Internal SSD: R/W speeds of 650/650 MB/s.
  • External USB 3.0 enclosure in which I stick a 500GB 7200rpm drive: R/W speeds of 140/120 MB/s. (I know it'd be ideal to get myself a thunderbolt 2 raid0 setup, I just can't afford it right now.)

1. I started off by having both my media and my library in the SSD. The thing was FAST.

2. I then read how convenient it is performance-wise to have your media in a different drive, so now I have my Library in my SSD and my media in the 7200rpm drive. (So I import from the 7200rpm drive into the SSD (optimized)). This setup seems slower to me. It feels more.. sloppy, I don't know how to describe it.

3. I've considered doing the opposite, having my media in my SSD and my library in my 7200rpm drive. Haven't tried that yet.

So, what do you guys recommend?

Thank you very much!

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