Configuring drives for speed

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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What I currently have is an iMac with a Fusion Drive, A 8TB External Drive for all my photography and a 8TB External Drive for all my videography. Both are USB3 and I believe they are WD 5,400 rpm RED NAS drives.
 
Currently,
  • Premiere is on the Fusion Drive
  • I keep the actual project files (I'm working on) on the same Fusion Drive
  • Additional video files are on the Video Drive
  • All my Scratch Settings are pointing to the Photo Drive
    The Photo Drive is the least used drive while I am editing.
 
Today I received an External 512GB SSD drive and I am wondering of the 4 different elements, what would be the best configuration?
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Hardware or GPU, How to, Performance

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I am very surprised that no one has chimed in? You guys are usually super quick to voice opinions and setting up hardware!

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Mar 20, 2021 Mar 20, 2021

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It would not be wise to try to play multiple layers of 4K Red One R3D files or 4K Pro Res files of a mechanical hard drive. On the other hand 4K H.264 can be played from a mechanical hard drvie. The video below should help answer your question. That being said you might need to empty the media cahce files from time to time.

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