So I have decided on buying a segate 7200.14 hard drive (Tell me if this is a bad one, I just saw a bunch of reviews and benchmarks and it is supposed to be one of the fastest), but I'm not sure weather to use it as a scratch disk, a media disk, or an OS disk. Currently I only have one slow, old 500gb drive, which I was going to use to store old media and exports (I don't need to acces projects that I worked on a year ago). I have an external backup drive as well. I was thinking of getting the 7200.14 drive, since it is so fast and cheap and using it for my main drive, but now I'm wondering, would I be better off using it as the scratch drive? I can always wait for my OS and programs and such to load slower, but I'd like stuff inside of the program to be quick. I also don't care much about exports since I'm in no rush to get the work out as quick as I can, and I normally just leave it rendering overnight.
1.) slow, old 500gb drive
2.) new, fast 7200.14 drive
3.) I can possibly buy another drive if it's absolutely necessary, but I have gathered that the third drive is for OS, which I don't need to load quickly at all.
Which one of these things is most bottlenecked by the hard drive? What should I do with my hard drive setup?
Also, is the 7200.14 a good drive? Tell me a better one if you think of one. I was thinking of getting the 1tb version but I might get the 3tb version for storage, since its a much better $/gb.
Alright, I've gathered that the media cache and the medi files are not suited to be on an SSD (media because of large file sizes and media cache because of longevity, since it has to read and write so many times). But which one would I benefit more from being faster? Or could I just leave them both slow, and get two cheaper slower hard drives instead of the one fast 7200.14?
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