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Karl Whinnery
Adding a SSD to my computer
on Dec 2, 2014 at 3:47:45 am

Hi all!

I just snagged an SSD from one of the black friday deals.

I currently have a 1 TB hard drive for my OS and EVERYTHING else.

I have an external drive I've been using for backup purposes.

Anyway, I'll be adding the SSD into the mix.

My question - what should I store on the drive to improve performance? Just move the cache there? Or have the cache and raw video files?

Thanks, appreciate the feedback.

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Paulo Jan
Re: Adding a SSD to my computer
on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:54:53 am

That depends on how big the SSD is… :-)

Moving the cache there is definitely a no-brainer. As for the rest, it depends on whether you do much video editing or just compositing/design/VFX work. Traditionally, the advice for video editing has been to put your footage in a different drive (a RAID if possible) than the main system drive… but if your SSD isn't big enough, maybe that isn't feasible. If you don't handle that much footage, though, putting your video files in the SSD is also a good idea.

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Karl Whinnery
Re: Adding a SSD to my computer
on Dec 3, 2014 at 3:03:13 am

Its a 250 G SSD.

So far I've only worked on music videos so the raw files are generally around 10-20 gig range.

When I flushed my cache after 2 years worth of AE files it was at 90 gigs so I think I'd have plenty of space.

I just really wonder if I get a better bang performance wise splitting the cache from the raw files or splitting the OS from raw files and cache.

Thanks for your response.

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