I wasn't sure whether this thread belongs better here or in the computers section. I figured the main crux of the issue was MF file sizes, so best that it is addressed to the appropriate audience.
I shoot with an IQ280, C1Pro, Photoshop CS6 - so the file sizes can get to 2GB+ with just a few layers etc. I do not need to do any video work.
I am about to upgrade my second hand Mac Pro bought 2 yrs ago.
The display is now 5 years old, the hard disks are now clunky and make a scaredy cat sound, one fan is broken, yada yada and the configuration I have at the moment is :
3x 1TB HDDs, ( no flash )
32 GB RAM ( 8 GB x 4 slots, DIMM )
512 MB Geforce card, USB 2 slots all over.
Have been debating the 27 inch iMac ( with a 3TB fusion drive, and then RAID / online + local backup) vs the MacPro, but not sure on the cost-benefit difference.
So my question is: Does the MacPro really give an advantage when using C1Pro + Photoshop CS6 in terms of saving time ? How would the fusion drive compare to the ITB flash only ?
Obviously I know I need to upgrade the display Ė I am considering the 27Ē apple display ( good enough for me, not sure I want to spend 3k+ on an Eizo / and keep getting slanted reviews on NEC everywhere) but any other alternatives are welcome. Any opinions about the latest 4K displays would be good as well, but I do think the technology is in infancy.
Any opinions are welcome.