I do both professional photo and video work, and was always taught to have separate system, media (where you're editing your files), and scratch drives while editing.
Is this still accurate? I'm about to buy a new powerhouse laptop (I've always been a Mac guy, but the Dell XPS 15 is a great value), and was wondering if this method has changed. Do you use your internal drive for editing photos, or do you use the method I described earlier? The laptop will mostly be used for photo work (occasional video editing/After Effects as well).
I would appreciate any suggestions/workflows you may have. I plan to tether to my laptop, and possibly edit remotely on occasion.