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Old 05-24-2020, 11:14 PM
Darryl Ramm Darryl Ramm is offline
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Default Re: New Mac Pro setup with OWC Ram and Accelsior SSD with New Mac Pro

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Janne, using Volumes, can you have two bootable volumes or are multiple boot abilities limited to actual partitioning?
volumes within APFS containers look like partitions of old, with increased layout flexibility on disk, and the over-provisioning flexibility mentioned. They can be bootable.

Lots of this stuff is well covered online, outside of DUC.

Just because you can over provision does not mean you necessarily should. I would be a little cautious about doing that on primary boot drives (that you want to work even if you stupidly/accidently fill up the container). Take your time, especially if this is all new to users (who are their own systems administrators). And look out for how you are backing these drives/containers up and for new failures that might get introduced as you move to APFS and/or (possibly over provisioned) containers.
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:06 PM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro setup with OWC Ram and Accelsior SSD with New Mac Pro

Here's a question on the subject of APFS:

OK, so I have a new Mac Pro using APFS on the boot drive.

I have a separate M.2 chip on which I will put client files. Can anyone see any potential downside to set that up as APFS? What is the client brings in his file on the old file system (Mac OS Extended Journaled), and I transfer to our APFS M.2? Will everything work ok? And once the session is over, would everything work once I transfer his file back to his "Mac OS Extended Journaled" drive?

Or should I be keeping my M.2 set up as Mac OS Extended?

Just don't want to be hurting client files, of course.

Thanks for any info anyone can contribute!
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Old 05-29-2020, 02:53 PM
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A file is a file is a file. Different file systems shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 05-29-2020, 03:06 PM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro setup with OWC Ram and Accelsior SSD with New Mac Pro

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Here's a question on the subject of APFS:

OK, so I have a new Mac Pro using APFS on the boot drive.

I have a separate M.2 chip on which I will put client files. Can anyone see any potential downside to set that up as APFS? What is the client brings in his file on the old file system (Mac OS Extended Journaled), and I transfer to our APFS M.2? Will everything work ok? And once the session is over, would everything work once I transfer his file back to his "Mac OS Extended Journaled" drive?

Or should I be keeping my M.2 set up as Mac OS Extended?

Just don't want to be hurting client files, of course.

Thanks for any info anyone can contribute!
I’ve copied terabytes of sample libraries on Mac OS Extended Journaled formatted drives to APFS m.2 drives in my new 7.1 MP and everything has worked perfectly. Same with countless audio files, PT settings files, etc.
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:05 PM
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Thank you, guys...makes me feel much better!
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Old 05-29-2020, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro setup with OWC Ram and Accelsior SSD with New Mac Pro

would not be better that the MacOS SSD is connected as well to a PCIe slot via an adaptor as you are planning with the Audio SDD?

Or is more important to the Audio SSD?

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Old 05-29-2020, 08:33 PM
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Default Re: New Mac Pro setup with OWC Ram and Accelsior SSD with New Mac Pro

Recently upgraded to a 7,1 Mac Pro 16-core.

Bought extra RAM (192GB) and 2 PCIe Accelsior M.2 SSD's from OWC - a 4TB for samples / VI libraries and an 8TB for sessions.

Running them RAID 0 for fastest speeds (backing up to spinning SATA drives nightly). It's shocking how fast those drives are. Worth every penny.

OWC rules. Been buying everything from them for years.

Not a fan of the Catalina 10.15.3 / PT 2020.5 stability yet but at least the computer is fast.
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