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256GB SSD vs. 600GB Velociraptor

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November 11, 2012 6:29:17 PM

I'm building a new machine that will focus on CS6 media applications - photoshop, premiere, aftereffects, etc. I'm looking at two choices for my scratch disk - a 256 GB Samsung 840 Pro or a 600GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10,000 RPM/32GB cache)

Would there be enough of a performance improvement to opt for the smaller, but faster, SSD?

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November 11, 2012 8:22:05 PM
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IMO it is worth using an SSD as a scratch disk for Adobe products, but I would suggest that you go with a Samsung 830 -- the small differences in performance are not worth the added cost of the 840 Pro, plus the 830 has a long history of reliability. Look for a sale coming up that should get you a 256Gb 830 for around $150.
November 11, 2012 10:37:33 PM

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November 11, 2012 10:37:36 PM

Thanks, Beast. That'll save me about $80-$100.
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