Reliable/fast system for editing in cs6

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AlexNewstead, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. AlexNewstead macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    I have recently decided to invest in a decent system I will be using to edit fairly large (20-60mb) photo files in cs6. Having only ever used fairly low spec hardware with a single drive I went for the new imac with i7 3.4ghz processor, 8mb RAM (which I will immediately upgrade to 32mb myself to save money) and the 3tb fusion drive.

    What I want to know is how people think this mac will perform using an external laCie 120gb ssd as a scratch drive? As I said editing multiple, large files in cs6.

    Also any suggestions on an alternative external ssd for scratch?
  2. flavr, Mar 20, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013

    flavr macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011
    I use all the Adobe software for design on national would have been more than fine with the stock $1999 i5 without any problems...the i7 configuration is more than enough...and fusion is icing
  3. AlexNewstead thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2013
    Thanks for replying.....With regard to the lacie rugged 120gb ssd as a scratch disk though? It's a portable drive so not sure would work well for a permanent cs6 scratch?
  4. flavr macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2011
    if its through USB 3 or Thunderbolt you are running at almost internal should work perfectly...

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