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

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    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

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    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

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    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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