Find out what the minimum hardware requirements are for Studio Suite X.

The minimum system requirements for Studio Suite X are the same as that for FileMaker Pro/Server 13, however we recommend the following hardware for optimum performance.


For Client Computers

  • See this link: http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-pro/pro-13-specifications.html
  • Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” or higher (10.6 “Snow Leopard” is not supported).
  • Windows 7 SP1 or higher (Windows XP is not supported).
  • Newer high-end processor (Intel Core i5 – i7).
  • 4 or more GB of RAM.
  • Wired Ethernet if possible.
  • At least 10% of hard drive space available.
  • Java 7 update 25 or greater installed (Java 8 is not yet approved).
  • Computer sleeping may disconnect Studio Suite, test and adjust as needed.

 

For Server Computers

  • See this link: http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-server/server-13-specifications.html
  • A 64-bit operating system is required.
  • Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” or higher (10.6 “Snow Leopard” is not supported).
  • Windows 7 Pro SP1 or higher (Windows XP is not supported).
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or higher [Windows Server Essentials/Small Business (SBS) is not supported].
  • Recommended: use a dedicated server, not virtual.
  • Newer high-end 4+ core processor (Intel Core i7 or greater, or equivalent x86-64 processor).
  • 8+ GB of RAM.
  • SSD (Solid State Drive) for hosted files.
  • Secondary drive for FileMaker Server generated backups.
  • Optional: use OS tools (cron or Time Machine) to copy FMS backups to 3rd drive (or offsite).
  • Do not use backup tools to copy or backup the ‘live’ hosted files. Only copy or backup the FMS generated backups.
  • Turn off indexing on hosted files.
  • Turn off “sleeping” of hard drive and processor.
  • Use a UPS (Un-interruptible Power Supply).
  • Java 7 update 25 or greater installed (Java 8 is not yet approved).

 

These specifications are subject to change without notice. Current as of March 28, 2014.