4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 26, 2012 5:51 AM by Todd_Kopriva

    Best drive for disk cache?

    Shpigford Level 1

      I'm doing a major hardware upgrade and have a Mac Pro en route.


      Right now the machine will have 2 drives in it:

      1 - 512GB SSD SATA 6Gb/s

      1 - 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s HDD


      The SSD will be my main system drive.


      Will the 1TB HDD be a good drive for disk caching? Or would I see a performance boost by adding an additional SSD just as a disk cache?


      I guess I'm basically asking which is better as a disk cache: HDD or SSD?


      I'd be using that drive as a disk cache for After Effects, Photoshop, Bridge, Cinema 4D and Final Cut.