5 Replies Latest reply on Mar 18, 2013 2:49 PM by Neofilm

    Best Configuration for Laptop

    Neofilm Level 1

      I just purchased, and upgraded, a laptop that has:

       

      • GTX 470 (3 GB dedicated video)
      • 24 GB DDR3 RAM
      • 120 GB primary internal SSD (C Drive) (up to 550MB/s read, up to 500MB/s Write)
      • 480 GB second internal SSD (D Drive) (up to 540MB/s read, up to 460MB/s write)
      • i7 processor

       

      I shoot with 3 Sony HDR CX550V's. They of course compress to H.264...

       

      So, what is the best way to setup this laptop? Basically, I installed the OS and software on the primary drive. Then I opened up premiere and created a blank project and setup "Media" and "media cache" under project settings to store in a folder on the D drive. I assume I don't want anything on the primary drive, no cache, no renders, just keep it clean.

       

      But the C drive is faster and I would like your professional, experience opinion as to how to best configure this. Should I render out to the C since it has faster write? Should I store cache on C in a folder that I clean out every now and then? Data files on D? etc...

       

      This laptop has a thunderbolt port too, and 4 USB3.0, it's an Asus laptop. I have an external drive, but it's RDD, 7200 RPM's. I could get an external SSD but for the most part I don't want to use an external drive in my workflow. However, for bigger projects if there's a major advantage I may need or at least want to do that. So, suggestions for this scenario would be appreciated too, but mostly curious about the best way to deal with my internal drives. I am curious if there would be a big difference expected with an external drive(s) in the mix...