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Old 09-02-2012, 01:12 PM
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Default Pro Tools Read/Write Disk

Hey Gang. I'm optimizing my system here and I hear its a solid idea to keep PT and Plug Ins native on your system while using an external drive for your Read/Write.

It seems to me that there would be some sort of latency issue with this, anyone want to weigh in?

my system is a 2011 iMac OSX 10.8.1, 3.1 GHz i5 with 8 GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 6xxx series with a Gig on it.

My Macbook Pro is the 2012 version (non retina) with higher end hardware than the iMac.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:00 PM
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Default Re: Pro Tools Read/Write Disk

that is the proper way to work with Pro Tools
app and plugs on the system drive and the session and audio files on an external drive
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:15 PM
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i seriously doubt there's much latency at all, considering how fast the bus is now adays... i've always ran a 2nd drive for audio files... some times even on esata when on the laptop... no issues...
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:28 PM
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eSATA will yield performance equal to an internal SATA recording drive. If you have a Thunderbolt port, a TB drive would be the next best(probably equal, but more expensive). If you check youtube, you can see how to replace the iMac optical drive with a second internal drive(great for recording if you don't NEED a portable drive). Optical drives on USB work fine(for me anyway). FW is at the bottom end of the performance ladder(USB is not supported on Macs at all).
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