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Old 03-31-2012, 02:19 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

Great article, thanks.

And you're right, with all their money, there's no reason Apple can't cater to everyone, consumer to pro. Maybe, "It's not personal. It's business."
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:21 AM
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Great article, thanks.

And you're right, with all their money, there's no reason Apple can't cater to everyone, consumer to pro. Maybe, "It's not personal. It's business."
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:40 PM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

So my switch to CS5 gave me a significant performanceboost. About the scratchdisk...I now have all my workimages on the (only) internal drive on my mac which I also assigned as scratchdisk...would it be better to have all my workimages on an external drive or use an external drive as scratchdisk? What would give better performance?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:11 AM
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So my switch to CS5 gave me a significant performanceboost. About the scratchdisk...I now have all my workimages on the (only) internal drive on my mac which I also assigned as scratchdisk...would it be better to have all my workimages on an external drive or use an external drive as scratchdisk? What would give better performance?
Capice, is your workstation fast enough now or do you wish to make it work even faster? If you are happy with your configuration, leave it as it is … Some people work with really huge files - it means they need to optimise their computers & their workflow as much as possible. I would say that for average use you should be fine.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:58 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

Hi Filip, ...I am working on big files so I would like to optimize as much as possible
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:16 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

OK Capice,

what is your current setup like?

- Do you have SSD internal hard drive?
- Do you have Thunderbolt or FireWire port (I guess you have at least two FireWire 800 ports)?
- Have you upgraded to Lion?

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:40 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

My current setup is:
Mac 27"/3.06 ghz intel core 2 duo/16GB 1067MHz ddr3/1 TB internal sataHD, no SSD/ FW800/Snowleopard.
Upgrade to Lion is not yet an option for me
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I save all my images on the internal HD and backup to an external HD and a second backup to a NAS.
I am curious what would be better, having an external HD as scratchdisk or having my workingimages on an external HD? (as my internal HD is getting full)
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:07 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

The basic rule is that you should always keep at least 20% of your internal hard drive (system & applications) free.

If you will change your internal hard drive to SSD it will speed up your computer for sure. But I have heard that Lion has a problem with SSD. Also you need to do your research and choose the right one as not all of them are same. Also I have heard that it is good a practice to reinstall your system & format your SSD hard drive each ten months.

I would suggest to keep your system & apps on your internal hard drive with no files on it & connect two external hard drives via FireWire (one for scratch disk and one for your files). You can use your current internal hard drive as one of your new external drives.

Perhaps other members of this forum will have better suggestions.

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:35 AM
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Re: upgrade to 16GB....no gain in speed?

thanks Filip, SSD is not an option at this point because of the cost of building it in by an Apple sercice Center, crazy prices for what is done...I used to build my own windowssystems....
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:47 AM
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thanks Filip, SSD is not an option at this point because of the cost of building it in by an Apple sercice Center, crazy prices for what is done...I used to build my own windowssystems....
If your Mac is not covered by apple care any more (as you have the fall 2009 model this could be the case) you would not have to go to apple direct.
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