What hard drive option did you choose?
You want an M2 SSD at least, preferably at least 512 GB
What brand and model SSDs do they offer?
I had chosen the
- 32 GB Intel Optane memory accelerated 1TB 7200RPM HDD
However, they offer the following in dual drives:
- 128 GB M.2 SATA SSD (Boot) +2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
- 256 GB M.2 PCleSSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
- 512 GB M.2 PCle SSD (Boot) + 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
- 1 TB M.2 PCle SSD (Boot) + 2 TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
So, I guess I should choose that 3rd option there? Are you saying that will help with running the rendering and another program at the same time? Or was there some different reason?
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Since they apparently did not offer an option of a SATA III SSD as the boot drive and they will put your OS/Application on that M.2 drive you should also put all your current project(s), including media, also on the M.2 drive since it is super fast. Then when you finish a project you can move project and media files all to the hard disk drive and keep the M.2 just for current projects. That is why Peru Bob recommended the 1TB M.2 version. I actually tested that configuration with my Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM) and it works very good.
If anyone fusses at the price, compromise with them an drop back to a GTX 1080 GPU and save $200 as the difference with your 6-core CPU will only be a few % points difference in performance.
Ohhhh. I get it. Thanks.