How should i configure HD bays for use with FCP, Aperture?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chiefroastbeef, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. chiefroastbeef macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2008
    Dallas, Texas/ Hong Kong
    Hello folks,

    I just placed an order for a 2.93 Quad core, a 640gb HD in bay 1, 6gb ram with a 4870 card(didn't want to buy and flash my own as this mac pro is a gift from a friend).

    I really want to get a 128 SSD as OS and app drive, but can't afford it. So I will just stick with the 640gb.

    I will most likely raid 0 two 1gb disks in bay 2 and 3 as a scratch disk for FCP, would it be a good idea to put my aperture library on there as well for faster speed? I have around 113gb of photos in my aperture library currently.

    Finally, I will use bay 4 as a back up for the OS and apps. I have a drobo for data storage.

    Thanks for your input!
  2. Fomaphone macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2009
    looks good. that's how I do it, more or less.

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