SSD and Photoshop performance

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Trout74, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Trout74 macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2005
    Will a SSD give you any performance improvements in photoshop or iphoto?

  2. 3runjosh macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Yah, opening photoshop and also opening large documents in photoshop and saving. the rest comes down to the cpu and ram. The main things people want ssd for is to put their apps and the os on but keep all their movies music pics etc on a huge 1/2TB 7200rpm drive. Just drag the document you want to work on to the ssd (if the document is huge) before working on it then drag it back once you are done.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If you use the SSD as scratch drive for Photoshop, it should be noticeably faster. Aside from that, opening the app and documents should also be faster if they are on the SSD
  4. mjsmke macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2010
    Do you mean a seperate SSD as a scratch disk or a partitian of the SSD with the main/bigger partitian as a boot drive?

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