One thing that any audio or video app needs is a fast hard drive, although Pro Tools 10 is less dependent on disk read/wrote speeds, there are still plently of people using Pro Tools 7, 8 or 9.
It’s also important to have fast drives when using streaming based samplers; but how fast is your drive?
Video card makers Blackmagic have released a FREE app, aimed at the video market, but still useful fore us mere audio creatives to run speed tests. It’s a nice interface and easy to read.
You can see two tests here, one on my SSD, that’s the image at the top and one on my audio drive, shown below, it makes on realise how much faster SSD drives are already.