iMovie location: SSD Internal vs Spinning external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PicnicTutorials, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    I keep all my pics and vids on my external drive. I moved iPhoto to my external. But that is pics. Should I do the sane with iMovie? Or would that slow editing down? Since my internal is SSD. Or should I edit it and import the movie keeping my iMovie on my internal and then move the videos over once completed? Thank you.
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    My suggestion:

    Keep your -apps- (iPhoto, iMovie) on the SSD.

    Keep your data files on the HDD.
  3. barkmonster macrumors 68020


    Dec 3, 2001
    You could go one better than using the HDD for all media storage and use the SSD for current video projects and the HDD to archive complete projects. There's no contest between a HDD and an SSD for opening projects, rendering transitions or editing because the vastly faster I/O of an SSD makes your CPU the only bottleneck.
  4. PicnicTutorials thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2013
    Ok cool thank you. I will keep imovie on my ssd and tranfer the movies over once completed. Thanks!

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