I’m working on a PC with the following specs:
Mobo: Asrock X99 extreme4
RAM: 32GB DDR4 Corsair Vengeance LPX
GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070
OS: Windows 10
As far as storage is concerned I’m got my OS and apps (in this case we are talking about Photoshop CC2017 and Illustrator CC2017 and) on a Crucial MX300 525GB sata3 SSD and my library/projects on a 7200rpm HDD because of their size. I recently got myself a 960 EVO m.2 NVMe SSD, haven’t installed it yet, I’m thinking of rearranging my resources for more efficient workload.
From what I’ve seen reinstalling the OS onto the NVMe drive doesn’t seem to be worth the trouble just to gain a couple of seconds in boot-time. What I’ve come up in theory is something like this:
- Keep OS on the SSD.
- Move Photoshop/Illustrator installations on the NVMe
- Using my SSD or my NVMe as scratch disks maybe? Moving stuff (installations) from my SSD to my NVMe would free-up some space, I’m a bit worried about excessive writing sessions on any of these shortening its life span, Am I being paranoid or something?
- Maybe temporarily move some work-in-progress to my NVMe? Of course I’m talking only about larger projects.
Am I missing something? Or does this sound about right?