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I would like to optimize my PPr peformance by putting the scratch discs where they should be, but the advise in "Help" is a bit confusing.   I have 3 discs to choose from.  All are solid state.

1. C Drive 465 GB, 78% free

2. D Drive (contains Premiere Pro program files) 465 GB 98% free

3. An external drive 4 TB 95% free, where I store all files and data from old and ongoing projects USB 

This drive will fill up over time. Right now the scratch disc is the external one.

As you can see from all the empty drives, the computer is new.

Perhaps I just need to empty the scratch discs priodically??

 

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Need advice on location for scratch disc

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I would like to optimize my PPr peformance by putting the scratch discs where they should be, but the advise in "Help" is a bit confusing.   I have 3 discs to choose from.  All are solid state.

1. C Drive 465 GB, 78% free

2. D Drive (contains Premiere Pro program files) 465 GB 98% free

3. An external drive 4 TB 95% free, where I store all files and data from old and ongoing projects USB 

This drive will fill up over time. Right now the scratch disc is the external one.

As you can see from all the empty drives, the computer is new.

Perhaps I just need to empty the scratch discs priodically??

 

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I'd suggest you measure the drive speed of all of your drives.  Do some googling and you can find some free options.   The accepted wisdom is to NOT store your media on your startup drive.  This is one of those things I've heard so often, I believe it...  Certainly there's logic there.  

 

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I build my own, so this is what I did for my last build

 

Samsung 256Gig SSD Boot http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193
- 256Gig SSD Boot for Win10 64bit Pro and ALL program installs, about 80Gig is used
Crucial M550 512G input http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148792
- 512Gig SSD data for all input... video files and pictures from camera
Crucial M550 256G temp http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148791
- 256Gig SSD data for temporary and video project files
- Create project here, work files follow, so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files
Crucial M550 128G out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148790
- 128Gig SSD data for all exported output video files

 

Drive C space https://community.adobe.com/t5/Premiere-Pro/How-do-I-stop-filling-up-my-SDD-drive-during-outputs/td-...
-and https://community.adobe.com/t5/Premiere-Pro/FAQ-How-to-clean-delete-or-trash-media-cache-files/td-p/...

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I would NOT put the program files other than on the OS/operating system drive.

 

Then would put the cache files on that drive.

 

Cache/preview files should be on their own very fast drive, preferably at least an internal SSD, if not an Nvme.

 

Neil

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I would get a small ssd just for OS and programs. I have a 250 gig drive and still 90 gig left.

Program files should not be on the D drive but the boot drive.

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I would like to optimize my PPr peformance by putting the scratch discs where they should be

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are you having trouble with current setup ? What is the trouble ?

That's the key question for us with editing computers. After that (description of trouble and hardware you have) which also gets into your source material and proxies etc.... people can narrow down the solutions.

maybe.

I have a laptop with a c drive for programs and a D drive for project files ( source, cache and exports). I can't use it for edting. It's a high end gaming laptop but sucks for editing. It IS GOOD for just transferring ext SSD drive stuff and dropping stuff into timeline to scrub through stuff.... but for editing it is way too weak.

 

So, basically, you have to say what your source is, what your hardware is, and what your export is... it's kinda basic once you know all the potential bottlenecks.

 

It is extremely cofusing and difficult ... so you are not alone.

 

🙂

 

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