1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 25, 2012 8:20 AM by John T Smith

    SSD and HDD configuration



      I recently boughta new system:


      I7 3770K

      Gigabyte Z77X-D3H

      Corsair 16GB 1666 DDR3

      Nvidia GTX 670

      Vertex 4 256GB SSD Sata 3

      Seagate 2TB VS35 7200

      Samsung 1TB F3 7200


      I wonder how I need to set Premiere, After effects, Photoshop, Media Encoder CS6 and Lightroom 4.

      I have win 7 64bit + Programs on my SSD, I currnetly Have 165GB free (OCZ reccomand using only 50% for best performance).

      All my media on the 2TB HDD and Storage and Backup on my 1TB HDD.

      I read Alot of info about the media cache and scratch disk and everyone suggest doing somehing else.

      I really need you guys to help me, What are the best settings for the media chace files + database, the scratch disk, Previews, Ram allocation, After Effects Cpu and ram for each core setting and other optimizing settings.


      Does someone here have the GTX 670?

      I read the this card is weaker than the GTX 580 and the latest readons in GPU accelerated tasks.


      Im working with mov H264 files from my DSLR, No red or 4K (For now).


      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: SSD and HDD configuration
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          My boot drive uses under 60Gig for Win7 & CS5 MC & MS Office & several small programs,

          with my Windows paging/swap file directed to another drive
          My 3 hard drives for video editing are configured as...
          1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs (2)
          2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files
          When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,
          so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files
          3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (1)
          (1) for faster input/output if you have 4 drives
          - use drive 3 for all source files
          - use drive 4 for all output files
          (2) only 60Gig used, for Win7 & CS5 MC & MS Office & other smaller programs
          Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file