On my '09 Mac Pro I've been using a 120GB SSD for my scratch disk and plan to put it, along with my 250GB SSD boot drive, on a SATA III PCIe 2 controller card which splits 4 SATA channels between 2 SATA and 2 eSATA ports. My other HDs can stay on the system SATA II, which means I won't really be wanting to work on those drives. I also don't like to work on my boot drive. Can I save a file on my scratch disk and later move to HD when finished? Is that likely to cause a bottleneck or any other kind of IO speed hit? The 120 GB scratch disk is probably at least 2X the size it needs to be because I got it at a cheap price. Will I be OK just saving to this scratch disk or should I partition it into working and scratch? Would that have any effect?