Logic Pro X Minimum System Requirements
- Operating System: macOS 10.14.6 or later, not Windows compatible
- 6GB of available storage space for minimum installation or 72GB of storage space for full Sound Library installation
An external hard drive to store libraries & projects:
Here’s the idea: your main computer drive is where your operating system, programs/applications, and plugins are installed. When you record, for instance, an Ableton or Logic session, the audio is being saved onto your main system hard drive. As you begin laying down tracks upon tracks, your system drive is not only operating the software and plug-ins, it is also trying to read and write audio on the same drive. Using your system drive alone may bring you performance problems that you can completely avoid by using an external hard drive.
Separate your internal system drive from the drive that you use for saving audio files. Designate a specific external hard drive as your “Audio Drive”. Whenever you create a new session, save it to your external drive instead. Now, when you record audio it will be writing to one drive while your system drive is free to run Ableton or Logic.