Anyone use network storage with a MacBook Pro and FCPX?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Woodcrest64, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 6502a

    Woodcrest64

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    Just wondering if this is a bad idea or not. I'd like to not have an external hard drive hanging off the side of my MacBook but I'm not sure Final Cup Pro X would run very well with my files sitting on a NAS.
     
  2. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    not with that exact setup... but I was not exactly happy with Sony Vegas pro and my NAS (5400rpm drives) with my Dell . I'm planning to get a G-Raid w/ Thunderbolt (7200rpm drives) in the near future.. and will plug into it via TB when I need to do video.
     
  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    As long as you are running off ethernet and not wifi there is no reason you can't run from a NAS...this is what all studios do. I've never worked locally, anywhere I've worked.
     
  4. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    yes wifi is a nono, it was acceptable plugged in.
     
  5. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know. Thanks for the replies everyone. I will use the NAS purely for backup then and keep the videos on an external USB 3.0 drive.

    Cheers, James
     
  6. Retina MacBook macrumors regular

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  7. Woodcrest64 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Woodcrest64

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    USB 3.0 is much faster than a 1Gbps ethernet connection ;)
     

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