1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2013 6:18 AM by Don P
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Hi,

have a nice MacPro 2010 4core 12gig with fast boot and user drives and two slow archive drives.

Am pretty disappointed with how long my iDVD takes to make either a TS_Folder or a Disc Image from my projects.

 

Would getting an SSD Drive to boot & run iLife on Speed things up?

If so, by how much? If it's just a few percent I'll shrug and live with it, but shaving even 25% off a 4hr encode is still a full hour!

 

Activity monitor shows app fluctuates between 100 and 200% during most of the encodes.

Getting impression From the dramatic fluctuations in percentages that the CPUs are getting starved by a bottle neck at the hard drive level.

 

Richard in Michigan


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2010,4core,12gig