1TB external SSD for entire workflow or should it be just for storage?

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1TB external SSD for entire workflow or should it be just for storage?

I'm getting back into photography after a lapse of several years and am redeveloping my workflow. For software I'll probably be using FastRawViewer, DxO Photolab, Affinity Photo and iMatch. I'm on a Win 10 Dell laptop.

I'm currently doing all the downloading, post editing and storage for all the images on the external SSD but lately I'm thinking it might be better to use that for finished images only and use the laptop's internal drive for the downloading, culling and post editing and then move them to the external SSD. I've read that some programs, like Affinity, suggest using the internal drive for post editing as the external can, in rare cases, cause problems.

I only have a few hundred images right now so I'd like to nail this down before it gets bigger and changing workflow would be a real pain.

How do you handle it? Any suggestions appreciated.

Many thanks.

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