850 EVO - OS, Programs, Pagefile
950 Pro - Media Cache, Media, Projects, Previews, Exports
I would recommend one small change, leave the Media Cache in the default position on your boot drive. They appear to be speed independent and when you move a project to a one of your hard drives just delete the Media Cache and Media Cache Files on the boot drive. If you have to reopen an archive project file they will quickly recreated
One alternative is to make my 950 pro the boot drive and put all of the files on it. Most of my projects are small enough to do this.
this is fine, and may become more common with higher capacity drives like the 1tb 950 pro. larger, faster, and new tech will all be coming soon, to further single drive setups.
Maybe if I get time I should put my two 500 GB 950 Pros in Spanned mode and emulate the single drive solution, I have been dreaming about a single drive in the next generation laptops
Thanks for your recommendations!
Hi there !
Could you please let us know if NVMe drives realistically offered you advantages if you've try ?
Thank you very much
PPBM9 shows that there was a significant improvement in disk rate but no help for H.264 encode.
Using 850 Evo with RAPID only I/0=68 sec; disk rate was 545 MB/s Encode=104 sec
Using 850 Evo with RAPID + NVMe 950 pro I/0=29 sec; disk rate was 1279 MB/s Encode=103 sec
That is to be fully expected, the H.264 timeline export is GPU accelerated and of course somewhat CPU intensive, there is no disk intensive activity.
Thank you so much for this precious information !
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I have found no NVME advantage when testing with our PPBM tests when the write rates of the NVMe drive and a non-NVMe drive have the same write rates. This is because video files are sequential files and not like database files where low latency is critical
Actually I found that the GPU doesn't work much for H.264 export. It does work almost full out for MP2 export. I assume that the H.264 processing could take much more advantage of the GPU but yet doesn't.
The first priority in Pr hardware is smooth review where you can fast forward and reverse without skipping frames and hesitation. The next priority is the export files especially H.264 files. I have a pretty powerful system but it still takes a long time to make a H.264 file. An hour long video may take 50 minutes to export an H.264 file. I would like to see that file come out in 10 minutes rather than 50. Harm always attributed slow processing to disc drive bottlenecks but now it seems that if I had infinitely fast disc drive system it wouldn't help me get my 10 minute H.264 export file. I guess we have to wait until there are much better CPUs and GPUs.