« on: April 24, 2013, 04:42:01 PM »
When you say "scratch disk", I think of the setting for scratch disk in photoshop. It needs to be very fast and if you use a external disk, USB and Firewire are painfully slow.
You might be better off getting a large fast SSD, a 960GB Crucial SSD costs $600.
Perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology...
Basically the situation is, the hardisk in my macbookpro (750GB?) is getting full. I only have about 35-60GB free at any given time here lately.
I want to have my RAW photo projects and Video projects I'm working on...on some sort of external drive setup, that would be fast enough to keep up with working on them....like with FCPX editing/rendering...with Davinci Resolve Lite...etc.
But..sounds like you're saying that since I likely only have USB and firewire on my computer, they won't be fast enough?
Hmm...wonder if there is any possible way I could hook something externally on the one thunderbolt connector, and then, chain off that storage unit...to a displayport adapter for my monitor?
I just gotta do something, as that my internal harddrive is just too full and most of it seems to be from my installed applications and iTunes maybe. I think it is frankly mostly installed apps.
I need to set up somehow externally for photo and video work...