iMac 27 late 2012 for FCPX

Discussion in 'iMac' started by vartanu, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. vartanu macrumors newbie

    Jun 10, 2010
    Hi Guys,

    I am about to replace my old iMac 27 withe the latest model, in special for video editing with FCPX and Motion.

    Do you think is a good idea to get the 3 TB fusion drive and then use a usb 3.0 external drive (3TB) for time machine?
    I want to have a backup of all my videos. i am expecting to fill in the 3 TB with videos in about 6 months to 1 year.

    What will be the best setup for a fast editing experience and safe backup?
    Do you think I can get better performance from a NAS fro example?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Obviously a NAS would be a much quicker option but USB3 is quick. However maybe look at some Thunderbolt drives as this is a much faster option.
  3. MrNomNoms macrumors 65816

    Jan 25, 2011
    Wellington, New Zealand
    In terms of NAS, I've heard good things about the latest Drobo device although I'm a little wary of them since having a crappy experience the last time I used one. Maybe a Thunderbolt RAID device would do the trick? the cost is pretty high but you do get the benefit of a huge amount of storage and massive speed.
  4. kennyap macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2012
    Cayman Islands
    I've had Drobo 5D with 5x4tb drives since late last year and get ~250-275MBps transferring between it and my iMac's internal SSD. Nice unit but cost me about $1,600.

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