One SSD + one SATA, or two SSD + two SATA

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Timskis6 Veteran Member • Posts: 9,562
One SSD + one SATA, or two SSD + two SATA

I have two SSD's, one new 128GB Samsung 830, and one older Intel E-series 40GB. 64-bit Win7 OS, LR catalog, and PS scratch disk all on 128GB SSD. Currently 40GB SSD is empty.

In theory, which setup would be faster for storing, accessing and editing LR and PS RAW images (NEF or PSD, 20mb - 80mb):

128GB SSD on one SATA 3Gbps port with all data, or

Utilizing two SATA 3Gbps ports, one with the 128GB with above OS, catalog, and scratch disk, and the other for temporarily storing and editing RAW images on the 40GB SSD.

I am currently storing, accessing, and editing images on an internal 1TB WD Black HDD.  I'd like to speed up access and edit time, and if the latter option would be faster (even though slower SSD), I would temporarily edit images using that drive, then copy back to the HDD.


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