1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 26, 2011 11:10 AM by BenB
Chantus Level 1 (5 points)

I have a 17" macbook pro, 8gb RAM, Ati Radeon 6750, Intel i7 2,2ghz

I want to work with final cut pro X and motion 5, but i see that there´s no scratch disk preferences inside these applications.


Working with an external hard drive could improve performance? What if i only have usb 2.0 by the moment?

should be better to work on the macbook hard drive till I can get a usb 3.0 or thunderbolt in the future?





MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), ATI Radeon
  • BenB Level 6 (9,065 points)

    Stick with FW800 external drives.  No, there's no more Scratch Disk (thank goodness).  Inside FCP X, you create Events on any hard drive attached.  You create Projects on any hard drive attached.  You can even use Disk Images, too.  The user manual explains all of this very clearly.


    I'd stay away from USB for video editing all together.  Thunderbolt will help with really large projects, and work using very high end, very large HD and digital film files.