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I highly doubt that 320 GB drive is slower than the 36 gig drive, but you can absolutely put the cache wherever you want. Probably, moving it to the 320 gig drive will speed everything up tremendously. Similarly, you want to put Photoshop's VM to a non-system drive for optimal performance.
What Jao says: the Photoshop scratch disk should ideally be on a physically separate hard drive, preferably an internal one.
Thanks - I'd long ago assigned the PS scratch drive to my internal E: drive. I guess my biggest question is if I reassign the drive for both my Bridge and ACR caches to this drive, will the contents of the cache migrate to the new drive seamlessly? I guess this is technically a Windoze inquiry.
I just want to avoid any problems like finding out the many GBs of cache info was not transferred to the relocated folder and no longer accessed by PS/ACR due to the fact the cache folders are in a new location.
Jao, I just assumed the 320 GB drive would be slower as it is not a Raptor 10,000 RPM drive like the boot C: drive. But maybe it IS faster if the system is forever accessing thngs of the system drive. Don't know - my passion is photos, not information processing.
Thanks for all the help thus far guys!!
As you realize, the cache location is totally independent from the scratch disk. I've never experimented with changing the location of the cache, but then I don't see any performance problems associated with reading the cache.
Building the cache for a whole folder full of images cache is a different matter; but I doubt it would make that much difference. If you do experiment with that, please let us know your results.