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JLMedia Photography Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. I have a mac pro that is around 3 years old I think, might be slightly older. Im not in a position whereby i can rep,ace it for a new machine and want to get it runing faster and more reliable. Photoshop is crashing a lot at the moment.

Im not that computer compliant when it comes to doing these sorts of things so am after advice.

My lune of thought is as follows, I would like to get up and running with Lion so all my machines talk to each nicely (ipad 3 iPhone 4 iMac 27") but am a little nervous in case i end up with issues on equipment i already have. (pretty sure im being paranoid)

Im also looking to get an SSD drive for the boot drive and load this with Lion.


Is there a way that I can set up Lion on the ssd in order to ensure all my equipment will run nicely on Lion and once I am confident i can then make the full switch over?

What SSD drives would people recommend and what size. I didnt really want to splash out over £500 on a 512 but if I have to then so be it.

I do have drivesmin all the other bays and also use a Drobo external for all my photos. I could sacrifice one of the internal drives if needs be.

I cant find my original install disc, will I need this if i am going to load lion instead, I do have the snow leopard disc from when I upgarded tomthat recently so maybe this is all I need.


Be really grateful for some simple instructions and advice.

Let me know if you need any further information on my behalf.

Thanks in advance



Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2 x 2.8 Quad
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