Milutiche wrote in post #17611605
Hi again, what folders and files do I need to have on my SSD for best performance?
Obviously Windows install, but do I install all software to the SSD and my Lightroom Catalog? just leaving my documents, photos, movies on my standard 2tb drive?
Think of LR use from the standpoint of data flow...
- Read RAW file from file storage area
- Read the list of file changes from the LR catalog area
- Interpret #1 and #2 into a Preview file, and store the Preview information to be reused when needed (per your preferences for keeping it around)
- Write list of edits (to be performed on the RAW file), into the current RAW file's list of changes which is stored within the LR catalog
- When 'storing' changes, do nothing (after all, no alterations were done to RAW itself, and the edits are already within the catalog file!)
Think of LR use from a program execution point of view...
- Read LR main program into RAM
- Read LR subroutines into RAM as requested by user actions
- Read Microsoft subroutines into RAM as dictated by LR needing to do different operations
ANY of those actions, which ordinarily involves a harddisk seek or read or write, are improved with an SSD. What you do not move to SSD is limited to the harddrive speeds (slower than SSD). If you need to have the system 'do two things at once', dividing those tasks into two separate units will increase the throughput. So if you understand that program execution is one task, and data retrieval and writing is another task, and put each task onto a different unit, you will increase throughtput.