One or two SSDs for Lightroom laptop

Started Apr 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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kelpdiver Senior Member • Posts: 2,619
Re: One or two SSDs for Lightroom laptop

ilysaml wrote:

It will be a waste, not worth it. The constant caching of thumbnails will worn out the SPEED of the SSD. The SSD will reliably hold data, but the wear-leveling algorithm will cause monumental fragmentation of the files. The thumbnail files will be constantly getting 'blown' to bits by the SSD wear-leveling, As such, the files will be read as fast as from a good HDD.

To shorten, there are no performance benefits to be gained by using a SSD to cache a SSD.

There are no measurable gains to separating catalog from the rest on a separate ssd, no, but there's also no concern about wearing out via thumbnail caching or fragmentation.  It will be markedly faster than using a platter drive.

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