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Old 02-05-2015, 04:12 PM
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Can anyone say what is the largest hard drive I need just for the OS and Pro Tools plus plugins?
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:54 PM
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largest or smallest
full OS or minimal OS
are you including VI samples in that
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:00 PM
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Guess I worded that wrong,what is the smallest hard drive I can use for Mac Pro full install OSX and Pro Tools and VI samples and can it be a SSD DRIVE?
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:08 PM
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I've used a 64GB SSD but no VI samples
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:40 PM
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Where do you store your samples?
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:46 PM
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Dub Stage, no VIs in use

960GB 850 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-374-_-Product
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:20 PM
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So what size SSD would be ok for what I want to do here?
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:23 PM
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Oops, please ignor the above, saw the link after post.
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:28 PM
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If you need to put sample libraries on the C: drive, find out how much space they require and then add 128GB, which should leave room for any surprises. Otherwise, I would use a 128GB SSD and use a separate drive for sample libraries(i use a WD Black 2TB for my samples). Yes, you COULD use a 64GB SSD as a system drive(and I have before), but the price for a 256GB on sale isn't too hard to swallow. I am currently using a 500GB SSD, but the actual used space is more like 220GB, but I am no where near as diligent as many of the other users here when it comes to space efficiency(I'm too busy backing things up)
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:15 PM
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I will look into this, Albee1952.
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