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I'm pretty sure with a standard HDD you wont see any difference w/ SATA 6 only with a fast SSD
    
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The bottom line is that an SSD is only really beneficial as a scratch disk, or possibly if you are batch-editing a huge number of images. They're great for a lot of other stuff, though.
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The bottom line is that an SSD is only really beneficial as a scratch disk, or possibly if you are batch-editing a huge number of images. They're great for a lot of other stuff, though.
I'm sorry for the noob question but what is a scratch disk?
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I'm sorry for the noob question but what is a scratch disk?
Scratch disks are used for video editing. It's where you store all of the media that you're working on as well as your main and temp files so that you can access them faster.
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Scratch disks are used for video editing.
We;re in the photography forum, don't you think replies would be based on such?
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We;re in the photography forum, don't you think replies would be based on such?
Sorry but I didnt notice what forum this was in. I'd assume that they're pretty much the same (you put your files onto it while you're working on them)
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We;re in the photography forum, don't you think replies would be based on such?
Bah, semantics.
    
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Sorry but I didnt notice what forum this was in. I'd assume that they're pretty much the same (you put your files onto it while you're working on them)
I know, I was just being that guy for a quick minute. OP, there's not much need to use an SSD for scratch unless you're editing in the professional space.
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so should I go with the 64gb instead then and just use that as an OS + CS5/Lightroom 3 + some games?
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so should I go with the 64gb instead then and just use that as an OS + CS5/Lightroom 3 + some games?
That's the setup I have. Two C300's in RAID 0 for programs and a WD 2TB USB 3.0 external for storage. LR3 starts up cold in 3 seconds for me.

If you try to use SSD's for photo storage, you'll go broke.
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