so i'm beefing up my old mac pro tower (5,1) and was wondering which combination of use of hard drives is fastest, if anyone has any firsthand or theoretical suggestions...
if someone has all three of these hard drives:
A) PCIe SSD (OWC Mercury Accelsior_E2 PCI Express SSD)
B) internal drive bay SSD
C) external SSD connected via 600MB/s eSATA port of the above linked card
… which is best to use in combination for the following in After Effects CC/CC2014?
1) storage of assets files used in the AE project (ie. 1080/4k/RAW/etc footage, PSD files)
2) AE disk cache
3) the drive that AE is rendering to
… for example is 1A + 2C + 3B the fastest use for rendering? and is 1AC + 2B the fastest for while working in AE?
between assets, disk cache, and render location, which are more of a performance bottleneck?
and does the optimal combination vary if someone had 16 GB vs 64GB vs 128GB of RAM?
thanks in advance for any insight!
I'd recommand going as following:
A) for cache and preview files
B) for media and project files
C) rendering files, such as export, also stock footage.
Of course this setup depends on the disc space of your volumes. I would not media files on a 128 GB SSD, and the other way around.
For more information about disc setup, have a closer look here Tweakers Pages.
Talking about RAM, 64 RAM for AE is ideal. 16 GB is far to less.