Based on this post: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4603182, it seems that getting a separate eSATA drive to use as a cache drive would be a good decision and the single upgrade I could make that would make the most difference.
Here is my current drive setup and my ideas about resource management:
It appears to me that I should get an 7200rpm eSATA drive to use exclusively as a cache drive and keep my current allocations until I con reconfigure things for even more efficiency.
Thanks in advance for any insight.
I think it highly unlikely that adding a 6th drive could make "the most difference" in your current rig.
And, to comment on how to help your current setup, we need a LOT more into to provide the best suggestions.
Please tell us about:
- current hardware (cpu, RAM, drive models and capacities, GPU)
- what version of Premiere Pro? (the hardware needs have changed subtly in recent years)
- what media are you editing? single or multiple layers? any 3rd party filters?
- what are your current bottlenecks (i.e. timeline stutters, render outputs to Blu-ray, etc.)
Ideal Base Config:
C: OS/Programs (Leave paging alone)
D: Projects (includes any stills or audio files)
Plus some type of backup solution.