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    SSD / Mac Pro Quad question.

    Just want to use a SSD for OS and Apps with my new Mac Pro Quad 2.66. Will I need 50GB, 100GB or 200GB ? Want to buy this one :

    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/inter..._SSD_Sandforce

    I only use this Apps : CS3,CS4, Raw Developer, C1 Pro 5, NX2, Captureshop and eXposure.

    Thanks a lot

    Luis

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    Re: SSD / Mac Pro Quad question.

    I have an 80 GB Intel SSD boot drive in my Mac Pro with nothing on it but applications. With the OS, Lightroom (two versions), Capture One, Photomatix Pro, Raw Developer, Autopano Pro, and Microsoft Office, I'm using less than 13 GB. Data, including photos, docs, and music, are all on a pair of RAID drives.

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    Re: SSD / Mac Pro Quad question.

    I have a crucial 256 and have moved the hard drive to the dvd bay.
    I am using about 167 G on the SSD and use the HD as a bootable backup
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    Re: SSD / Mac Pro Quad question.

    I am using a 128 Crucial, and have all my software INCLUDING Fusion which is running a full version of XP Pro, and am using all of 40 Gig... Personally, I like a bit of free room on my desktop, and with SSD's, having a larger drive means longer times between drive reconditioning. So I would suggest the 100 is maybe the sweet-spot between cost and size and efficiency.
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    Re: SSD / Mac Pro Quad question.

    I use 2 Crucial 128gb hard drives in my Mac Book Pro. One for OS the other is Raw files that I process from. All other data is running to a external drive and all backup data goes to a Drobo
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