SSDs and Cinema 4D/After Effects/FCP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leoburton, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. leoburton macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    Hi Guys,
    Quick question before I take the plunge with an SSD.

    Will an SSD make any difference to the performance/rendering speeds of these applications, or does an SSD just make the app open faster, and work slightly snappier?

    I need to speed up renders etc..

    I'm on early-2011 i7, 16GB Ram, but still find C4D freezing on simulations, etc..

    Will an SSD help speed things up?

    Thanks all!
  2. leoburton thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
  3. Rhinoevans macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV
    I am no expert on this, but the SSD help in reading/writing to the drive. If it is all CPU stuff, then no, it will not help
  4. leoburton thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
  5. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    before i returned my crappy MBPr because of lousy graphics and ghosting IR issues i ran alot of renderings with C4D. SSD makes C4D open faster but thats about it mostly, rendering and modeling is all about CPU/GPU.
  6. paul-n macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2012
    For normal rendering CPU load is so high that hdds are fast enough. But maybe when rendering on a multi cpu system sometimes also the HDD is a problem. But for these cases it is mostly sufficient to have one drive for a source components and a target drive for the rendered images/videos.

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