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#266846 14-Feb-2020 07:01
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Hi team, happy Friday 😀

 

I am currently looking at upgrading my PC so it can run the latest Adobe Suite, just wondering what pieces I should prioritise for this.

 

 

 

Current specs can be found in the image, if you need to know anything else feel free to ask 😀 

 

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  #2419666 14-Feb-2020 07:35
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Looks like it should be pretty quick already. What are you finding slow? Do you have an SSD in the machine? How about a graphics card? I don't bother with a graphics card, just the one on my old i7-2600K but I only do a bit of video work.




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  #2419667 14-Feb-2020 07:39
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Dont have an SSD atm, so thats potentially a good place to start.

 

GPU is a Quaddro K1200.

 

I use Photoshop and Premiere Pro mostly


 
 
 
 


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  #2419668 14-Feb-2020 07:44
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Definitely install an ssd. That was a huge leap of performance for me doing video work.

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  #2419672 14-Feb-2020 08:12
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I suspect an SSD will make the most difference. If you run out of RAM, then maybe RAM. But it looks well spec'd and I'm not sure you're going to get much in the way of real world gains.

 

I use one 120GB SSD for the OS and programs, then another for cache and data, so if I do an OS image backup it's not too large. I don't tend to bother putting video and images on an SSD, as a modern spinning disk is pretty fast, and the main advantage of SSD is latency rather than raw throughput. But you can give it a go and see if give you gains to put everything on SSD. 




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  #2419673 14-Feb-2020 08:17
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Could you perhaps recommend a good storage setup for me and products? The samsung stuff seems pretty good.

 

SSD 1 - OS and Programs

 

SSD 2 - Cache and data? Can you please explain roughly what these would be? Photoshop files? Premiere Pro files?


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  #2419676 14-Feb-2020 08:26
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Samsung 860 if you use SATA, Samsung 970 if you use M2 interface. I use pro series rather than evo, a touch faster but main thing is fewer bits per cell so should be a bit more durable. Not a problem if you plan to replace your drives regularly, but I keep mine for years.

 

Not sure how many people split across two SSDs. On my second SSD I put caches like Photoshop Scratch, Lightroom catalog (if I used Lightroom), Chrome web browser cache, anything else that is latency sensitive. I also put my local email store on there because that way it doesn't have to spin up a disk to check email. Sometimes I used to put data on there like a big batch of photos I'm processing, but I didn't notice a performance difference so I stopped doing it.

 

I don't know if partitioning SSDs is a good idea, but that one possible way to get two logical drives from one larger SSD.




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  #2419680 14-Feb-2020 08:31
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Cheers for the input :)

 

Ill look into things a bit further and see where we get to


 
 
 
 


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  #2420660 14-Feb-2020 09:00
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I run two SSD's. OS and programs on one and use the second as a working/cache drive. I tend to load all assets onto that second drive when working on a project. 




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  #2420682 14-Feb-2020 09:08
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Ive been kind of using this setup from ComputerLounge as a rough guide, is there storage solution a viable way to set things up?

 

 

 

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  #2420690 14-Feb-2020 09:21
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That is pretty much what I am running :) 

 

I move working files to the scratch disk for an active project then archive them back to the storage drive when done. Not sure that is necessary given how adobe cache works but it works for me and the way I work.




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  #2420697 14-Feb-2020 09:34
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Would it be possible to have a SSD for OS and Programs (PC only used for Adobe Suite) and then a seperate SSD for say a working drive? (Like a general C:/ drive)

 

 

 

And then when projects are finished they can be moved to a seperate HDD for storage?


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  #2420701 14-Feb-2020 09:38
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Yep - that is what I meant above :) That is how I work.

 

Just be aware that if you need to access the project again you will need to copy it back to the SSD working drive (original location) or remap all the locations of assets when you open it. 




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  #2420703 14-Feb-2020 09:40
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Yeah that is a bit fiddly haha


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  #2420707 14-Feb-2020 09:43
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JayWehi33:

 

Would it be possible to have a SSD for OS and Programs (PC only used for Adobe Suite) and then a separate SSD for say a working drive? (Like a general C:/ drive)

 

And then when projects are finished they can be moved to a seperate HDD for storage?

 

 

That's what I suggested - OS and programs on one SSD, data on another SSD. Although note that once your OS / programs are running your OS SSD is idle, so you should put your scratch / swap onto the main C drive. Before you do a boot disk backup just have a script delete scratch.




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  #2420759 14-Feb-2020 09:58
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Haha that goes right over my newbie head 😋


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