I am looking for some advice on how best to set up a Mac Pro I have at work.
Currently running on:
I will be using the Mac to edit DSLR H.264 footage with the Adobe CC.
The computer has been wiped and reformated. The drives aren't RAID configured and 3 of the 4 drives are all pretty much empty. (1 HD has 450GB on it while another one has a 40 GB and system files.)
Please help! Not sure what to do but I know that the machine should be running faster than it is.
Unfortunately the drives are not your bottleneck here. The CPU's and video card are. Any of the CPU's under 2.6GHz do not perform well with GPU acceleration. That Quadro card is less than 1/4 or 1/8 of the power of a 680GTX card. I would suggest you start there if you cant get a new system and the performance wont handle your workflow.
Thanks for the suggestion. Defintiely won't be able to get a new system. I have a budget to work with so I should be able to add a card to the machine. Any other suggestions?
Those would be the main ones since your ram is enough for the system you have. An SSD OS drive might help your experience but that is a 3rd upgrade that is up to you.