I currently have a computer with standard HDD's. I do a lot of HD video editing and things are very slow. I have good specs on everything else, but I think i'd really benefit from a SSD. I have 12gb ram, Core i7 960. Would I benefit from having the SSD run just the video editing software, and loading the videos that I'm currently working on in that folder as well? Would it help or hurt to have Windows installed on this same drive?
I tried overclocking at one point, but i never had good luck with it. I wanted to do a fresh install with a new SSD and get someone experienced with overclocking to help me out. I was looking at the samsung 840pro 256, but I was trying to figure out where to put the software and video files. I'm still a little unsure one where I would benefit the best putting the SSD.
OS and your commonly used programs will go on the SSD. Main storage will be on the HDD, when you are doing your video editing, transfer the video to the SSD. That way you will get the speed benefits while editing. Once finished, transfer the file to the HDD for permanent storage.