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10-11-10, 04:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: East Dorset
Something else to consider Karen... I've been doing some tests with clients. They are all using Mac Pros with file sizes up to 8Gb (yes, that's not a typo - video and multi-layer PSD's with Hasselblad/Leaf images). They upped the RAM to 12GB in one machine and saw no real difference. Upped RAM to 32Gb in another - again, no real improvement. Adding a second drive to be used as a scratch disk - the files now process much quicker. This is using the new Solid State Mac drives but they've tested with 7200rpm 2nd drives too and this scratch disk made a much bigger improvement than loads of RAM.
And iMacs are great - just be wary of the inconsistent screen quailty that seems to be out there at the moment - some odd colour casts across the screen that are nothing to do with the images displayed.
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