Which external hd to boost Photoshop CS6 Performance?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bbben1, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. bbben1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013

    I use Photoshop CS6 pretty much all day on some pretty big files - 200-500MB. Despite running on a fairly new Macbook Pro, Photoshop has started to become really slow in general.

    Im looking into purchasing an external hard drive to use as a scratch disk to boost performance.

    Could someone advise on specs I may need to achieve a boost in performance? Im thinking Firewire or Thunderbolt HDD? Any model advice would be great. Not sure I want the hassle of installing a SSD?

    I am working off a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB, 1600 MHz DDR3 Macbook Pro with Thunderbolt display.

    Any help would be awesome! Thanks
  2. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I would go with a G-Tech drive of some kind my dad has just bought a standard G-Drive which is a 1TB 7200rpm USB 3.0 drive and is quite happy with it. It also has firewire and thunderbolt versions are available.


    Hope this helps

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