One question, what is the rest of your I/O sub-system like?
Conforming involves a lot of file writing. I do not know how CPU intensive it is, but maybe others can contribute there.
Good luck, and glad that some things are better,
At the moment, I'm just testing off the single internal SSD, as the 2TB platter drive is yet to go in the machine.
Definitely put that in as your media drive, along with a third for Projects and Scratch files (such as index and conformed audio).
Indexing and conforming are disk intensive. The CPU isn't used much at all.
I agree with Jim. With a couple HDD's, and proper allocation of them, you should see an increase in this aspect of editing.
Good luck, and let us know how much better, things get. Glad that otherwise, you are enjoying PrPro.
After capturing HDV material, it needs to be indexed, and the audio conformed and PEK files created. Those are simple tasks for the CPU, but heavy on memory and especially on the disk I/O system. A lot of files need to be written and as we all know SSD's are not very good at writing. With only a single SSD you are creating a situation that resembles rush hour with a lot of traffic that needs to go from 6 lanes to use only a single lane on the highway. That creates huge traffic jams. Same in your system.
I agree with Jim and Bill that is your major bottleneck. Keep in mind that every system is only as fast as its weakest link allows, and in your case that is definitely the single SSD. You also mention:
the 2TB platter drive is yet to go in the machine.
Is that singular? If so, then get a couple more disks, you can never have enough of them and disks are usually the weakest link in a system setup. BTW, there are no 2 TB platter drives available, but that is a detail. You are talking about 4 platter drives with a capacity of 2 TB.