Mac mini 2.7ghz i7 best HD configuration?
Aug 13th, 2011, 04:30
Hi there, just got my new Macmini 2.7ghz i7 with a 750gig 7200rpm hd and 8gig's of Ram. Got a geek bench score of 7570, so its going to be a heck of a lot faster than my old G5 iMac i-sight. I want to know the best way to set the Macmini up regarding hard drives. With Thunderbolt HD's just around the corner i am thinking of getting one of these http://www.lacie.com...ct.htm?id=10549 when they come out, and run the audio from one of the ssd's ( the Little Big Drive has 2 SSD's inside ) and the Logic project from the other ssd and run the Logic app from the internal drive. With Thunderbolts very fast speed i could imagine this would work well. I have seen several threads on the web of people running the project on a seperate drive from the app and audio and samples on yet 2 other drives. What are your thoughts on this? Also now that the MINI can have 2 internal drives, what about having the App and project on the boot drive and running the audio on the other? and samples on an external drive? and backing up onto another external drive? Another question is will a SSD help more with the boot drive or the audio/ sample drive? I could go all out money wise and get 2 internal SSD's and a Lacie little big drive with its 2 SSD's. I know SSD's are really expensive for now, but the speed that they run on video's on Youtube are amazing. Would they have a big advantage over HDD's when using Logic 9? Thanks for any help. tOMReply