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PT 10HD Native - disk cache - is this possible??

Looking to upgrade to PT HD Native Thunderbolt in the near future and was getting a bit confused about the disk cache feature.

I am also going to sell my 2008 MacPro and get a new Apple MBP. Initially i was thinking of the non-retina so as I could install a second HDD for audio sessions and great portability.

Now my main question - with disk cache, can I have protools record via disk cache to an external USB stick and use the second internal HDD dedicated to instrument samples? or do I still need a dedicated audio HDD?

The way i see it - if i am using disk cache then the audio is captured direct to the allocated space in my RAM and then 'drip fed' to the dedicated audio HDD, which could potentially be a USB stick.

Hope this makes enough sense and would appreciate replies from existing users who have experience using the disk cache feature.

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Looking to upgrade to PT HD Native Thunderbolt in the near future and was getting a bit confused about the disk cache feature.

I am also going to sell my 2008 MacPro and get a new Apple MBP. Initially i was thinking of the non-retina so as I could install a second HDD for audio sessions and great portability.

Now my main question - with disk cache, can I have protools record via disk cache to an external USB stick and use the second internal HDD dedicated to instrument samples? or do I still need a dedicated audio HDD?

The way i see it - if i am using disk cache then the audio is captured direct to the allocated space in my RAM and then 'drip fed' to the dedicated audio HDD, which could potentially be a USB stick.

Hope this makes enough sense and would appreciate replies from existing users who have experience using the disk cache feature.

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No, it records to disk then buffers to ram. Otherwise you'd lose audio if you had a crash or something. Ram cache is for playback, recording happens as usual to disk.
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Makes complete sense. Thanks for that.

Setup for 2013 looks like its going to be non-retina 15" MBP - bumped up to 7200rpm hdd and 16gb of ram from OWC - ssd in optical bay used as System drive (all this to replace 2008 8core MacPro).

Then HD Native Thunderbolt with OMNI and Artist Mix controller (to replace 003 console).

Currently have 23" Apple display hooked up to MacPro and expect to be able to use this for extended desktop - only problem being is its DVI.

How can I use this display and the Native Thunderbolt when the non-retina only has one TB/mini display port? Or should I sell the display as a package with the MacPro and just wait for the new Apple displays to be released?

Ultimately after a nice mobile rig which can easily be setup again in the studio for mixing - like everyone wants I guess!

Also gonna get the new Neumann KH310a 's when they come out early next year.

Phew, big spending year ahead!!

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