The setup is this. I am getting a new computer very soon. It will have a 120gig Sold State Drive and a 1 Terabyte internal mechanical 7200rpm drive. I will eventually get an external hard drive for more redundancy and backups. But my question is this, how should I manage my files to get the best speed? I will likely be editing some AVCHD .mov files natively, but I may also conform to cineform.
The question is this: when I get the files from the SD card, I will put them on my 1 TB internal drive as an initial copy to begin with. Then, should I put them on my SSD and work with them from there? Or should I just use the files directly from the 1 TB as I edit? Of course my OS will be installed on the SSD along with my Adobe programs, a couple of games, etc. But most of my games, all of my music, and other video files that I am not currently working with will be stored on the 1 TB drive or eventually backed up to an external drive with USB 3.0.
At this point in time, I don't have a backup plan for if the computer crashes mid-edit or if the SSD fails / has a driver issue etc. But since my job doesn't depend on it and I am just doing this hobby for fun, I can live with it. Eventually once HD prices come back down, I will get a raid array etc. How should I set up my editing for now though?
Thank you everyone for your time!