Most any current generation SSD will do scorching fast reads. The most important factor for Adobe Premiere Pro use is large file uncompressed write speed.
A few excellent drives for Adobe include:
- Crucial M500, M550 (great for the price and have good write performance)
- Samsung 830, 840 Pro, 850 Pro (stay away from 840 non-pro and EVO as they are weak for large uncompressed file writes)
- Intel 730 (were very $$$ when introduced, but prices are way less now and these are very good drives)
You did not mention what type of 4k files, and that makes a huge difference. Highly compressed formats don't tax the drives that much (GoPro, Sony AX100, GH4, etc.) whereas any 4k uncompressed, Red 4k and larger, etc. will be pushing quite a bit more MB/s.
I'm sure there are others, but these models seem to be the most popular amongst hardware forum users.
Thank you Jim for that comprehensive reply.
I just got the scandisk extreme pro 480 GB for Media files and was wondering if the 850 instead will give that much more performance.if it is worth that extra money it swap.
Checking the above mentioned Benchmark you happen so see so many test factors.
I am editing avchd aswell as mov files. With the gh4 MBit/s will be about 200.
With those codecs you wont see much difference between the drives. If you were running DNG or other sequence of still codecs/formats then you would. Also very high bit rate codecs would show a difference.
You should be fine with that drive. Since you already have it, try the PPBM7 benchmark which includes a disk speed performance indicator along with other metrics (see www.ppbm7.com).