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galupi20
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« on: May 23, 2014, 08:22:08 PM »
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Hi. My new Mac Pro late 2013 ( Quad Core, 16 Gb RAM , SSD 500 GB ) is coming with a WD 2 TB

HDD to use as a external HDD. I will use it mainly for photo editing ( large D800 Raw files ) with

Photoshop and Lightroom ( for printing only )

Can you tell which of the two procedures will be the best to obtain optimal performance ?

1) Use the SSD to import my photos, process locally and then save them off to WD external HDD

2) Transfer files to external HDD and edit them while they sit on that drive, connected via usb 3.0.

Thanks a lot

Luis
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014, 02:59:13 AM »
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Do all of your storage and editing on the external drives. The SSD should be just for OS and apps.
I don't print from editing programmes. I just drag a TIFF onto Mirage Print and find it a lot more successful.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2014, 08:56:08 AM »
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Buy a Thunderbolt 2 drive - you will not regret it -USB 3 is rather pokey by comparison. As for workflow/storage, I agree with BobShaw.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2014, 10:30:17 PM »
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Bob and Chris, Thanks a lot for your answers.  A Lacie 256GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD is on my list now to edit my pictures there until Thunderbolt 2 price drop.

Luis
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2014, 03:35:15 PM »
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Bob and Chris, Thanks a lot for your answers.  A Lacie 256GB Rugged USB 3.0 / Thunderbolt SSD is on my list now to edit my pictures there until Thunderbolt 2 price drop.

Luis

I'd get a normal SSD and a good case for that, you will probably get higer speed at lower price Wink

P.S: I don't see a backup strategy in your workflow...
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