2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 14, 2017 8:23 AM by dj_paige

    Critique this disk arrangement to optimize Lightroom, Photoshop

    douglasl

      Based on the Adobe recommendations for optimizing Lightroom and Photoshop performance, there are 2 sets of files that benefit the most from a fast disk:

      1. Lightroom catalogs and previews
      2. Photoshop scratch disk

       

      I believe this is the best disk arrangement that meets these recommendations with the fewest disk drives. Do you agree?

       

      C: - SSD - operating system & programs

      D: - SSD - Lightroom catalogs & previews, Photoshop scratch disk

      E: - fast, large conventional drive - image files

       

      One of my requirements is that the non-technical user NOT have to move files (for example, images) from disk to disk on a regular basis. (Otherwise you might also put this month's "active" images on the SSD drive, for example, and then archive them monthly.)

       

      Thank you!

       

      -Doug

       

      The Adobe recommendations come from these two articles:
      https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html
      https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb/optimize-photoshop-cc-performance.html