2 Replies Latest reply: May 9, 2013 5:35 PM by babowa
Lian Mengzhuo Level 1 (0 points)

Since the speed of Thunderbolt is 10Gb/s and it is faster than the SSD on my computer, does this mean that if I install Mac OX Lion and all the applications including Final Cut Pro and edit all my videos in the external Hard Drive it will be faster? Thanks.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Rudegar Level 7 (25,525 points)

    it's the same speed even ssd's will be the bottleneck so give it 10000000GB/sec interface and it will still be the hd which will be the one which set the transfer speed

  • babowa Level 7 (29,955 points)

    The speed is also dictated by the speed of your processor and the amount of RAM you have - both of those function the same way on the internal or external; additionally, depending on the connection, it may slow the process down. In other words, editing and rendering any video is a processor and memory heavy task and you can help it by not using the computer for anything else while it is processing.