Mac Pro 2012 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by uplift123, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. uplift123 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2011
    Hi all,

    I'd appreciate your advice:

    I have a Mac Pro 2012 Quad Core 3.2GHz w/ 3x 4GB 1033Mhz RAM. A 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s HDD and a Samsung 850 EVO SSD.

    The SSD is the boot disc running OSX Yosemite 10.2.

    I have samples and audio running off both discs. I know this isn't ideal - you should run applications, audio and samples off three separate discs. This is something I will address: I'm thinking of getting a Hybrid Hard drive to run Samples off. Then I will run audio from my HDD and applications from SSD.

    I'm a Producer running Logic X, with Quad UAD-2 and Apogee Ensemble.

    I frequently have the CPU in Logic Pro X in the red, even maxing out to CPU Overload in big projects with Omnisphere, Absynth etc - also giving me big latency issues.

    What is the best I can do to upgrade my system? : RAM? CPU? Faster HDD/SSD?

    Or is it worth saving my bucks for the new Mac Pro, considering the lack of thunderbolt connectivity?

    I'd really appreciate your advice.

    Kind regards,

  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    I know nothing about audio editing. However, it seems upgrade to W3680 and 3x8G RAM will help. The cost of this is relatively low (especially compare to buy a nMP), IMO it's worth to try. (If you willing to pay a bit more, you may even consider the W3690.)

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