Now that I’ve finished this months tutorial, it’s time to give my good old MacPro some upgrades …
Well, now that Final Cut Pro X and Lion has been out for a few weeks … it is time to upgrade my MacPro. Sadly I couldn’t upgrade to the latest version of Final Cut Pro because my current Graphics card wasn’t supported. Meanwhile I bought the ATI Radeon HD 5770 and while being at it … got some new and bigger drives too.
Yesterday evening I spent all evening reviewing my current drives and checking if I still needed all the stuff on it. I did a huge amount of housekeeping and removed a lot of stuff.
Next up … I did some backups. First I made a backup of the 3 drives in my MacPro. After the housekeeping, I was left with about 1.2 TB of data I needed to backup. My first backup went to my Drobo, the second one is a time machine backup of all my important data which (for now) is still on that Drobo too.
My last backup is an off-site backup. For that, I used one of the 2 TB drives I bought, made 3 partitions on it (one for every drive I wanted to backup) and ran SuperDuper! to have an exact copy of my 3 internal drives on the 2 TB drives.
Now I’m ready for the next steps :
- Upgrade the Gfx card in my MacPro from the ATI X1900 to the ATI Radeon HD 5770
- Upgrade the drives in my MacPro from the 750 Gb ones to 2 TB drives
- Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion (Mac App Store affilate link for Belgians : )
- Upgrade from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X (Mac App Store affilate link for Belgians : )
- Upgrade Compressor to the latest version (Mac App Store affilate link for Belgians : )
- Upgrade Motion to the latest version (Mac App Store affilate link for Belgians : )