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New Macbook Pro. How to handle file management?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ArsMemoria, May 21, 2015.

  1. ArsMemoria

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    I picked up a new rMBP today with a 256GB flash drive. I'm wondering what would be the best thing to do with regards to recording. I knew I should pick up a separate hard drive(I'm looking at Glyph drives in the future), but for light recording work and school - would the internal hard drive be all right to use until I pick up an external?
     
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    You'll be fine on the internal for on-the-go type non-heavy work. I frequently edit entire sessions, track DI guitars, and write MIDI drums/softysnth parts off the internal of my rMBP.

    Did you get the newest one with the force-touch trackpad? Real curious about it, mine's from mid/late 2014.
     
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    That's exactly what I'm using mine for. And yeah, it's the brand new one with the force-touch. I haven't dived into the functionality of it yet, and it feels weird going from the trackpad on a 2011 MBP, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. It's a snappy little fucker, can't wait to move all of my files over to it and mess around with Logic Pro.
     
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    Using the internal will be totally fine. I've been recording to and mixing off of a non-SSD internal for 5 years. Mid-2010 MBP
     
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    Internal will be fine but might want to move projects to an external one of performance ever starts to choke or you're recording high track counts
     
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    What's a good external drive to look into? I know I mentioned Glyph above, which I only really know because we have a couple drives at my school, but anyone else using anything more than just a typical HDD?
     
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    I'm getting an iMac in a couple of months and I was planning to buy the 256 gb version of the Samsung T1 external SSD. Good price point and the reviews seem fine, so I'm assuming it doesn't suck?
     
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    That information is from the previous millennium.

    You'll only need an external drive if your internal drive is full.
     
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    Not true. You'll see boosts in performance/speed/stability by moving projects off the drive the OS is on. Whether or not that's an internal or external is another story.
     

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