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Im buying a new MAC computer. what kind of storage should I get? 3TB FUSION drive or 1TB FLASH storage? thnx

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asked Mar 10, 2016 in Studio One 3 by dupree26 (130 points)
Im buying a new MAC computer. what kind of storage should I get? 3TB FUSION drive or 1TB FLASH storage?  thnx

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answered Mar 10, 2016 by gadget69 (30,300 points)
Both have their pluses and minuses, I personally use an SSD for boot drive and a 2 TB platter drive for my storage. As long as you have a 7200 RPM drive or greater you should be good. This offers me fast boot and function and bigger mass storage. If you intend to get into MASSIVE track counts, then multiple SSD drives might be a better route.
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answered Mar 11, 2016 by jamesbuhler (880 points)
It depends on how many tracks you run and whether you are streaming samples from disk. If you need to stream samples off a drive and you have a large number of tracks, you will have much better luck with an SSD. I almost doubled the number of tracks with samples I could stream without dropouts when I changed to SSDs for holding the samples.

I also found that changing my internal drive to an SSD greatly improved performance.
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