Just made a switch from LR to Aperture 3. I have 2 x X-25M SSD raid0 for booting and apps. I also have a 1TB 7200 RPM drive. Which would give me better performance? a) keep the RAW files on the 1TB drive and have an "empty" Aperture library on the SSD b) put everything inside the Aperture library on the 1TB Also forgetting the SSD advantage, is there a performance benefit in placing the files inside the library instead of having them stay in their current place. Is there something else I should take into consideration here? Whatever setup I'm planning on exporting the edited photos to jpeg on my NAS. EDIT: request sent to move the topic to the right area!