What Internal HD do I need for use as a Photoshop Scratch Disk?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by supernovastar, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. supernovastar macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2007
    I was just wondering what type of Internal Hard Drive I need for the MacPro. I'm planning using it for a Photoshop scratch disk, but I'm not if I need a certain type or not.

    I found this one - SAMSUNG HD160JJ 160GB 3.5" SATA II INTERNAL HARD DISK DRIVE (http://www.pcworld.co.uk:80/martprd...ProductList&category_oid=-31455&show_all=true) Is this suitable? If not what do I need?

    Thanks in advanced for your help.
  2. bocomo macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    New York
    small and fast is all you really need to worry about

    if you can find a 10,000rpm model that would help but might be a bit noisy for your tastes

    160gb is plenty (80gb would be easily be fine)
  3. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    Yes that one you linked to will be fine. But the general rule of thumb is that the larger the images/files you intend to work with, the bigger your scratch disk should be.......

    Of course this wont matter unless you:

    A) Have sufficient Ram to dedicate to PS in the 1st place, AND....

    B) You have set the PS prefs to use the right amount of ram (approx 60-75% of total) and identified the scratch drive(s) in the prefs :)

    ps....I use a 10k/150GB Raptor notta problemo for avg 100mb-20GB images........

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