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Will running Adobe programmes from an external HD improve performance ?

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I am currently working off a 2017 Mac with 8gb Ram and 1tb fusion drive. I need to run predominantly illustrator, photoshop and indesign. These processes together are very difficult and often result in persistent computer crashes and slow operations etc etc. I am aware a switch to an SSD and at least 16gb would help. However, a colleague has suggested i run the software from an external HD. Firstly, whilst it is evident that this might be possible. Can anyone say definitively that this will improve performance? Additionally, I would have thought the programmes still need to use the RAM to handle the running of the software? 

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Will running Adobe programmes from an external HD improve performance ?

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I am currently working off a 2017 Mac with 8gb Ram and 1tb fusion drive. I need to run predominantly illustrator, photoshop and indesign. These processes together are very difficult and often result in persistent computer crashes and slow operations etc etc. I am aware a switch to an SSD and at least 16gb would help. However, a colleague has suggested i run the software from an external HD. Firstly, whilst it is evident that this might be possible. Can anyone say definitively that this will improve performance? Additionally, I would have thought the programmes still need to use the RAM to handle the running of the software? 

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I moved your post over from the poorly named "Using the Community" forum, which is for getting help using this forum system, to a better forum.


I hope this helps. Best of luck to you.

 

In all honesty you have a very Low Powered computer. Only 8 GBs of RAM!!! That is most of your problem. Fusion Drive? I though Apple stopped doing that.

 

To answer your EHD question, Not really.

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