Originally Posted by mijotter
Ok, so while i'm working on the video edit, put the files I'm using on the same SSD that the AE cache is on? Then when i'm done with that project, move the files I used over to my HDD?
i was thinking more of steam games or something to make use of the whole ssd; it's not suggested to use source files on the same drive as the cache:
For best performance with disk caching, select a folder on a different physical hard disk than your source footage. It is best if the folder is on a hard disk that uses a different drive controller than the disk that contains your source footage. A fast hard drive or SSD with as much space allocated as possible is recommended for the disk cache folder. The disk cache folder can’t be the root folder of the hard disk.
As with the RAM cache, After Effects only uses the disk cache to store a frame if it’s faster to retrieve a frame from the cache than to rerender the frame.
The Maximum Disk Cache Size setting specifies the number of gigabytes of hard disk space to use. The default disk cache size is set to 10% of the volume's total size, up to 100 GB.
i think maybe i should pull a homer and back into the bushes when it comes to answering your specific uses case. i do know that generally
its best to use 3 ssd drives; OS/program, cache and then for media files(import/export). it really did just occur to me as i looked for a citation about ssd set ups, that there is a little more going on in AE than i am accustomed to working w/PS; AE will need a much bigger cache and just the difference project sizes alone are large. i do want to help but there is some potential of me giving bad advice and i hate giving bad advice when it comes to someone else's $$$$.
if it was me looking to set up AE (for the first time) i would consider two cheap sata ssds>one NVME drive esp for the cache. NVME are superior for large sequential R/Ws and that would help more importing/exporting than the cache but the cache is the first priority. i took your OP as "i'm getting an NVME drive so how do i put the media cache on that?"
that easy peasy but for specific use cases . . it's probably best for me to suggest you browse the creative cow and adobe AE forums. if you're here more than anywhere else, posting in the art/graphics section
might give you better feedback. this SSD sub forum seems to have more hardware related discussions - as far as controllers/nand and products - than specific software/user use cases. those seem to get posted in A/G forum . .
you good? like, does this makes sense?