Moved to the Hardware Forum.
I am very curious why you are using proxy files on something so easy to edit as AVCHD files? I edit AVCHD without any problems on this 3-year old SSD equipped laptop.
What is the rpm speed of that 4 TB hard disk drive and how full is it?
What model of CPU do you really have?
If you were to add another SSD for your system and you have a good CPU you probably would not need to bother with proxy files
I posted my computer specs in the original post.
whenever I go To add intensive effects like warp stabilizer. (Used it on 50 clips which were 2 min each) the whole timeline bogs down even with 1/4 Playback resolution. As soon as I turn on proxy BAM!! Timeline works like a charm.
I cant even do chroma key or noise reduction using neat video unless I’m on proxy.
I habe a 7200 rpm hdd. 4TB 1TB free on the drive.
Here is a typical good hard disk drivve read performance, I do not have a 4TB so this is a 2TB showing the read performance as the drive fills up notice that at 75% full the read performance is appreciable less than when your drive was new and it really gets bad as you add more data on it. If you can use a smaller SSD for your immediate projects and then archive to the hard disk drive you will get much better performance
Some of my media files in avchd exceed 500gb for one project So I’m getting a 2tb SSD
I guess that is the price you pay for proxy files, of course my configuration is all SSD.
What motherboard do you have as you probably know there are two types of SSD's in todays world, SATA III and the new super speed M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4.