Choosing an SSD for your MacBook Pro

Macbook Pro SSD

Get the Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD upgrade kit brand new on eBay for $529

Like FCPX Apple shipped their 2011 MacBook Pro models somewhat under-specced for video editing. Despite having a quad core model I was still getting pretty shoddy performance in Premiere Pro CS5.5 with Apple’s default configuration of 4GB of RAM and a 750GB 5400RPM hard drive on occasions.

Although the processor is an absolute beast, it isn’t coupled to the RAM and disk it really deserves. Apple did this for supply reasons as well as cost so they have a good excuse, but it still sucks.

Here’s the solution.

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Enable Premiere CS5 CUDA on your Macbook Pro and never render again

Tired of rendering the timeline and transcoding footage off a memory card in Final Cut Pro?

CUDA is a technology from NVidia which allows a programmable GPU to act like a CPU (graphics processing unit) and now Adobe Premiere CS5 supports it.

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