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I have a late 2012 iMac with 3.4 GHz Intel core i7, 32 GB ram and 3.12 TB fusion drive fitted.

I import HD footage into a scratch folder on my internal hard drive and create and edit using the internal fusion drives of the SSD and Hard drive so the libraries, events, original footage etc. stay on my iMacs internal hard drive storage.

Once my edit is finished I export to a Quicktime movie, copy to another external SSD drive and take it to the office, transfer it and pick up new footage to edit.

The old school of thought with non-linear editing was if you edited on the computers internal drives then it should perform better and perhaps a little quicker.

My question is this...

I read a comment recently from Ronny stating that in his opinion it is NOT best to edit internally if you are using a fusion drive set up on your Mac?

Could Ronny or anyone please explain this to me in further detail.

I also have one Thunderbolt and another USB3 external drive that I can use and did use in the early days until someone told me I should edit internally but this information now seems to be have been wrong?

I am having troubles with the Mavericks OS but now I wonder if this may be also playing a part.

Thanks guys, looking forward to your comments.


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