V0RT3X wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:31 pm
External Drive Notes: For an external drive I'd recommend you use a Thunderbolt-3 drive for sample storage, and if you can find one with fast read/write speeds. There are some good TB3 RAID enclosures available such as the 2Big series or G-technology series. I'd research the read/write speeds on them to make sure you are getting fast enough transfers since you'll be streaming your samples off them.
Internal SSD Notes: The NVME SSD Flash based Drive is insanely fast. It will most likely be the fastest drive you will have on the system unless you buy a super expensive TB3 RAID solution but i doubt it since most of the best ones cost more than the imac pro. Anyways If you can afford it, I'd get the most space I could since you might want to steam your favourite most-detailed multisample libraries off your internal drive versus an external one.
Here's a valuable read id recommend you check out.
https://everymac.com/systems/apple/imac ... orage.html
some misinformation there.
On the mini, i paid 80€ for the TB3 enclosure, and 250€ for Samsung 970 EVO 1TB.
Speed of internal 512GB drive is around 1800 write, 2750 read.
External is 2000 write, 2560 read....
So around the same performance. for good 300€. And 500€ less than going for 1TB in the mini.
I get no performance increase by going from the internal drive, in fact, it's mostly empty now since I use the 1TB NVMe drive between my Mini and my 13" quadcore.
Frankly, I wish I went for 256GB on both Mini and 13" and for a 2TB external.
it's also ridiculously small and light.
TB3 is already saturated with NVMe drive, so going for RAID is throwing performance at the bottle neck which is x4 PCIe you get over NVMe/TB3.
NVMe raids are pointless. Two drives will give better performance because they can use two TB3 ports.
As far as upgrading storage go, I haven't seen a single successful attempt yet, since the blades in the iMac Pro are limp NAND with controller being in the T2 chip.
I doubt the T2 makes it easy to upgrade, since some things need to be verified by the T2 chip.
just checked, 415GB free on the internal drive, on both mini and 13" (clones)
mac internal drives are fast, but samsung NVMe drives are... amazing.
Ed A. wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Ploki wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:40 pm
get a mini.
imac pro will blow fans in your face.
Yeah, one of the new Mac Mini's would be a great choice for music, just don't attempt any intensive video editing with it since it only has built in Intel graphics.
eGPU with Vega 64?