Pros of loading CS6 on your SSD v HDD

Started Jul 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Pros of loading CS6 on your SSD v HDD
Jul 17, 2013

I am getting a few conflicting points of view when I read some of the forum posts.

In one of the posts it is mentioned that it is a good idea to download CS6 to the hard disc (I have a 1 TB WD Blue) and use the SSD (250 GB Samsung) as a scratch disc. Apparently this is because loading it on the SSD will only serve to open the program faster (and save times at each junction and at the end) but not help with processing speed and effeciency, which I am more interested in.

My understanding was that with 16 Gbs of fast RAM (which the machine has), CS6 does not need or create a scratch disc, rather doing all the processing at the RAM level.Hence I thought it best to use the HDD as a storage device and load CS6 (particularly as it often has to open various filters and plug-ins during the processing of an image) on the SSD.....and let the RAM take care of the rest.

Which is the right way to go and why please?

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