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Old 09-06-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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Default Edius cache files and speed

Edius, like all other editing and graphic suites, allow you to choose a custom path for CACHE files. I guess the history of this practice was to be able to maximize performance and managing hard drive access speeds. The most beneficial way to do this was to put cache files on one drive, project files on another, raw footage on another and maybe assets on another (or using a raid).

But now that we have reached speeds of 3,200MB/s Read and 1,900MB/s Write, with M.2 drives, does this really matter anymore?

I'm planning to get a 1TB M.2 for RAW footage and another M.2 for project files and assets. The cache files will be on yet another separate SSD (C drive).

Would this really make a difference in Edius performance or can you just have all on one M.2 drive? (I'm talking about the faster nvme and not SATA).
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:05 PM   #2
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Once SSD's came into play, a decision to move cache files to a separate drive wasn't about speed but drive size.
I've left my cache files on my system drive for quite some time now.

I would leave your cache files on the M.2 drive.
While you may not see or 'feel' a slow down when putting the cache files on a much slower SSD, you will nonetheless have slower cache file access times vs leaving them on the M.2.
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