I have just ordered a new 27" iMac with the following options:
2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB
2TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive
Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad
Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) & User's Guide
AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac
I'd like some feedback on how best to set the machine up for CS5/Final Cut Studio/Aperture/Logic Studio.
I haven't used a solid state drive (SSD) before but my initial thought is to load the OS and the programs onto the SSD and put all the space-intensive supporting files onto the 2TB drive.
I'm also thinking I should partition the 2TB drive so I have a specific disk for CS5 scratch etc. How much will I need?
BTW, I have external FW/USB drives I use for Time Machine and media file storage.
What do you think?
Also, what do you recommend about the install of the programs WRT specifying the destination of the support files (to a different drive). I don't remember if this can be specified during the install or if it has to be done manually later.
Is there a recommended directory structure for the SSD/non SSD in a case like this?
Any other advice would really be appreciated. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive (from China)!