ssd, hd orginazing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by zmsakarya, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. zmsakarya macrumors member

    zmsakarya

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    Turkey
    #1
    My situation about drives is like this:
    i am rendering with afters effects and commonly Fcpx (1 hour videos).
    i have;
    7.200 rpm WD Red 3 TB for my media (footage)
    10.000 rpm WD 500 gb
    256 GB Samsung Pro
    Now, how must i organize the hard drives? in many articles i read SSD as scratch but in a video Larry Jordan says SSD for system (with other several articles as yours). i confused...

    1. Way
    WD 10.000 rpm for iOS
    256 GB SSD as Scratch
    or
    2. Way
    WD 10.000 rpm as Scratch
    256 GB SSD for iOS

    if 2nd way is not much slower then 1st one, i will choose 2nd, so i will have speedy system with sad.
    Thanks...
     
  2. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    fcpx doesn't use a dedicated scratch disk - it renders it's scratch media to the project folder. you'd probably get a slight speed advantage while editing (not while rendering) from the ssd or the wd-drive - but it should not matter too much as long as you don't playback multiple video-streams at the same time (e.g. in the multiclip-editor)

    after effects is usually slowed down by the cpu or gpu - so i'd use the ssd for the OS (which, btw., is called OSX) and other software.
     
  3. zmsakarya thread starter macrumors member

    zmsakarya

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    #3
    ssd, hd organize

    Thanks for reply, this helps me.
     

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