H.264 7% faster. Dnxhd/hr 24% faster ssd.
I've started lurking here planning a new build in the fall.
A few posts suggest it depends on how the SSD(s) are used.
Bill's results suggest the benefit on the OS drive may not be as important as on media/other uses.
Chris, too funny that I found an old post where j gives you Harm's general recommendation for SSDs.
That one says:
as Harm always stated: use as many ssd's as possible
which to me means 4:
2 media cache
Is there a new rule of thumb for SSDs?
Well since my forum partner Harm has now past away that PPBM7.com site is no longer maintained and it is too complex for me to update it. So I started a new simple site with lots of my test results and a few from other people
Unless you have do not have hundred's of clips you generally can get by with a SATA III 6 Gbit/sec SSD for the OS and Applications and one of the super speed M.2 PCIe x4 SSD's like the Samsung 960's for all the project files and media. IF you really want more speed and lots of data online all the time of course you add more.
Here is my computer with 4 M.2 PCIe x4 all running at full speed, but for my editing it is an overkill. It was just a one-time test situation.
If you want to see how various M.2 PCIe x4 devices do and many other storage devices also look at my Storage page on PPBM8.com