8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 9, 2014 9:27 AM by praguian

    How to correctly configure AE to utilize external SSD and Fusion drive

    praguian Level 1

      OK, so I think I'm set up to succeed with the hardware I have now, but I want to make sure I'm configuring my projects and AE to utilize my setup correctly.

       

      Specs:

      iMac

      32 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM (8x4)

      1 TB Fusion drive

      3.5 GHz Intel Core i7

      256 GB Thunderbolt SSD

      NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M

      AE CS6

       

      So I see comments around here about separating out footage from rendered output and the cache, but I'm afraid I may need a little more handholding to be confident. With this setup, how would you configure AE and your project (in terms of disk cache location, rendered output location, and footage files location)?

       

      Currently my footage and output are in the same folder on my Fusion drive, while my disk cache is on my external SSD.

       

      Is there another way or additional considerations I should take into account to maximize the speed and efficiency of my AE editing?

       

      Thank you!