[OS X TeX] Fusion drives and typeset speed

Mark Lim MK mklim.77 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 05:57:01 CET 2014

 I started LaTeX on a Mac mini ( mid- 2010 ) model with CD drive and 500GB hard drive. The newer Mac mini  do not have built-in  CD drive.
I have a AOC 24 inch LCD monitor. I use  a  HDMI interface to hook up to a mac mini port. A wireless keyboard and mouse comes handy. 
The monitor is reliable since 2010. The OS is still at Snow Leopard.

On Nov 25, 2014, at 12:34 PM, Richard Seguin <riseguin at earthlink.net> wrote:

> I’m looking at the Mac minis* and I’m wondering if fusion drives make a significant difference in terms of TeX typesetting speed. Does anyone know? The non-fusion drive is 5400 rpm, and the hard drive part of the fusion drive is also 5400 rpm. I don’t know if all those TeX files wind up on the 128 GB SSD part of the fusion drives. I would probably load one up with 16GB of RAM which in itself makes a big difference with some applications, but I’m not sure about TeX. (The other important app is Aperture, but that’s a question for another group …)
> *I’m also thinking of the new Dell U2415 monitors which very positive reviews.
> Richard Séguin
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