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Old 07-26-2021, 09:06 AM
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What brand and type do you recommend?

An external drive would be easiest.

Running Protools 11 on a Mac osx/ Yosemite on one drive (bootable).
Then Protools 12 / High Sierra on the hard drive. I switch back and forth as needed right now for one particular project, though mostly working in 11.

Thank you in advance!

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Old 07-26-2021, 12:24 PM
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Samsung is tops and I have seen several reports of success with their T5/T7 models(not sure what the difference is)
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+1 for Samsung.
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An external drive would be easiest.

Running Protools 11 on a Mac osx/ Yosemite on one drive (bootable).
Then Protools 12 / High Sierra on the hard drive. I switch back and forth as needed right now for one particular project, though mostly working in 11.
What mac model you have? Year? Processor?
Makes a difference. To know what are the best options.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:18 PM
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Glyph makes great external drives.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:48 PM
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Hi Ben,

In answer to your question here are my specs:

Turning into a dinosaur about to roam the earth:
iMac Mid 2011
2.5 GHz Intel Core i5

Been hearing about the have G-Force RAID drives as being superior to SSD. What are your thoughts about that?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Old 07-26-2021, 06:03 PM
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I'm guessing you have this one:
Imac 2011 Everymac.com

The main reason I ask is its connection ports.
There are two USB and one Firwire800 ports.
Now, what type of external SSD and what type of connection that would make most sense, I simply don't have the answer. Maybe someone else?

My first thought is; Investing in a internal SSD might give you the most bang for the buck. Those ports are not fast, and a internal SSD would beat them speed-wise, I think.

I once swapped out the internal disk on a imac 2010 with a cheap SSD, and it really made a big difference.
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Old 07-27-2021, 05:22 AM
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The only connection on that iMac that will make use of the drive speed of an SSD is the TB port.

USB2 is about 60MB/s, FW800 is about 100MB/s and TB1 is about 1.25GB/s.

An SSD will have an average of about 500MB/s read/write speed. So, on your machine, it’s pointless using one in anything other than a TB enclosure. If you had USB3, that would be your best option. Unfortunately, your machine only has USB2.

What Ben says above about installing it on the internal SATA port would be your best option if you don’t go the TB enclosure route. Be careful though as those machines aren’t the easiest to work on. Been there, done that.


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Thanks, Sardi, for making that clear for us.
The question is, Lisa; are you looking for an upgrade to your old internal HD, as in a faster drive, or just more storage space. I think that's the question.
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Thanks everyone for your amazing suggestions. So helpful!

Ben,

I guess the answer is "both". As I've been "running out of resources" in Protools 11 due to plugins enabled, I thought it would be good to see what other options there are for my poor dinosauric (is that word, it is now) machine.

The good news is that Protools 11 was much more stable yesterday after disabling a bunch of greedy plugins.....so I can get my current project done.

Thanks!

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