After reading the first part of Pro Tools 10 I can say it is overall a good review.
However the explanation of the new disc cache feature was somewhat confusing and not
entirely correct. I am not 100 percent sure about this, but I have read on the DUC
somewhere how it works, can´t find the thread right now. Feel free to correct me if I´m
However what the disc cache feature does is to create a RAM disc "under the
hood" so saying that your disc cache should be "3 Gb" is meaning "create a RAM disc of
The point is...what Mark Wherry is not mention a single word about is that
the disc cache feature is even more important when RECORDING. You are, with disc cache
enabled, recording directly to your RAM, meaning you can record 256 tracks simultaneously
to a crappy USB stick and then the audio files will slowly be copied over to the USB
stick in the background when you are already in the mixing phase...
Even without Pro
Tools 10 you can simulate the disc cache feature by creating a RAM disc. A 512 MB disc is
this line in terminal.
diskutil erasevolume HFS+ "ramdisk" `hdiutil attach -nomount
Now use the RAM disc as
your recording destination. Don´t remember to copy all your files to a real HD before
shutting down though , or else your audio files will be lost when restarting