Final Cut Studio on an External Harddrive

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kalns, May 28, 2006.

  1. Kalns macrumors regular


    May 16, 2006
    Would there be any disadvantages or problems if I were to run Final Cut Studio entirely off an external drive and use that same drive as a scratch disk? I was a bit dismayed to watch my HD sink down below 10Gigs free after installing FCS on my Macbook.
  2. DMPDX macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2005
    I may not be right but I hink you have to install the actual apps on the internal drive. But you can install the content from like DVD SP and such on an external drive. Thats How most of the computers at my school are set up.
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    You have to install it on the internal drive, because there other components and stuff. It makes no sense to put Final Cut Studio on the same drive where your videos will be stored.
  4. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    it also works far more efficiently using your Startup Disk for your apps and an external FW scratch disk.

    You can, of course, install all 42gb or so of Content to your scratch disk, saving lots of space inside, but, again, the setup will work better with it all seperated, leaving your scratch disk free for videos.

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