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I'm looking to speed up my render time (I can live at where they are now) and was curious to see how a SSD would work. Would I get decent render times if I render from that drive to the same SSD? Or will there be a R/W bottleneck? I know that slows down my HDD a small amount if I render to the same drive, but that's because the drive reads from a 'disc', but would the SSD suffer from writing to the same drive the info is being read from? If so, how much, I'm not rich and can't spend a lot of SSD's. I know which drives to look for, and I'm getting a 240GB+.

I just need to know" Will it suffer enough to make the purchase unnecessary?
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Unless your Harddrive can't feed footage fast enough to your CPU to render than I doubt it will improve your render times, first do a test and check HDD load while rendering. As for SSD being slower while reading and writing, I'm not entirely sure. Would depend on the controller I guess. Rendering out to a different drive to what your footage is on is usually the best idea.
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Unless your Harddrive can't feed footage fast enough to your CPU to render than I doubt it will improve your render times

GPU accelerated rendering never kicks in, and CPU maxes at 80%. Got a 2TB Barracuda rendering to a 1TB Barracuda. Activity light can give seizures - but what can I use to check the activity of the drive?

EDIT: I'm getting a GTX 680 soon (en route now) so I wouldn't mind being able to harness the accelerated rendering. Also, the secondary drive only holds rendering data - images to be placed in video, raw .avi for processing, any music for fillers, etc.
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