Applications like Premiere Pro are extremely complex, with hundreds – if not thousands – of various of files working together each time you work on a project. Premiere Pro defaults to storing cache and scratch files in decent locations, but sometimes it can be beneficial to move them to a different area of your system.
Processors and video card may be the most discussed hardware when designing a video editing workstation, but the type and configuration of your local storage drives is also a very important consideration. Not only can a proper storage setup help your workstation perform at its best, but it can also help increase the longevity and reliability of your system.
As SSDs have gotten faster, especially with the advent of NVMe technology, the vast majority of users don’t need to worry about RAID 0. However, there are still some niche applications where combining the speed of multiple, very fast SSDs is helpful – so in this article we are going to look at the current state of NVMe RAID solutions on a variety of modern platforms from Intel and AMD.
M.2 is a new form of connectivity that allows a SSD to connect directly to the PCI-E bus allowing for theoretical speeds as high as 2GB/s. However, M.2 drives are complicated in that they allow for a variety of physical dimensions, connectors, and even multiple logical interfaces. To help our customers understand the nuances of M.2 drives, we decided to publish this overview of M.2 SSDs.
M.2 is a new form of connectivity for SSD drives that allows them to connect directly to the PCI-E bus rather than going through a SATA controller. By bypassing the SATA controller a M.2 drive can have a theoretical maximum throughput as high as 2GB/s which is over three times faster than the 600MB/s SATA is limited to! Unfortunately, temperature and motherboard compatibility is a major issue with these M.2 drives.
SSD caching is not new, but is something we have not inspected closely since its introduction with the Z68 chipset. In this article, we will be answering the questions: What is SSD caching? How do you set up and configure SSD caching? And what kind of performance improvements you should expect by using it.