For most Macs, PCs or many other desktop computer with a sufficient amount of processing speed and memory this can apply to Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro or really any Adobe related program. When working in any of these programs would it be more efficient and/or reduction of freezes or errors to work directly from a file that’s stored on a quality flash drive, external hard drive (or a server - Creative Cloud) OR should a user pull the file they plan to work onto the finder or desktop of the computer they are using?
This is sort of a follow up from a past thread I created: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2208815
For a single file, such as a JPG, I have never noticed any difference
For a PROJECT file, such as a Premiere Pro project, there is the risk of having to relink everything every time the external is removed and reconnected
Thanks for the reply John!
It wasn't really about just re-linking in Premiere Pro as I definitely understand, it was curious about workflow and building a case to maximize efficiency while working in the Adobe programs and sourcing from the file being edited - external drive or computer. Make sense?
Speed, aka data transfer rate, are (in my experience) the key
An internal sata drive is best... esata or usb3 may also work
But, since I build my own, I really don't have to work with external drives for anything besides backup