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Hi, I have installed a SSD on my desktop computer that I use only for photography, No games etc etc.
Before I installed I was using 3 X SATA drives 1 for OS and other softwares L/R P/S etc, 1 used to transfer images from CF card to computer and 1 where I kept finished photographs. The one I used to import from the CF card was also where I loaded into Lightroom from (I don't import from the card direct via Lightroom). I have another SSD and wondered if I used this instead of a SATA drive to import from my CF card and then load to Lightroom when required would I get a better or should say I faster performance when importing?
I hope the question is understood.
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I would think that you get faster reading with SSD, but if there will be much benefit in terms of speed when importing to Lightroom I am not certain - because actual reading of files is only a part of the process, then Lightroom takes considerable amount of time to make previews. So, unless your computer is something like i7 processor and at least 8Gb RAM system, the win in speed may be not worth it. Another thing to consider - possibility of drive failure. While most of HDDs fail gradually, SSDs are being said to fail with no warning. That is a risk of loosing a large batch of images.
Quote: I have another SSD and wondered if I used this instead of a SATA drive to import from my CF card and then load to Lightroom when required would I get a better or should say I faster performance when importing?
Yes, the difference when I swapped to SSD was quite noticeable.
yes it will be faster.
Quote: yes it will be faster
Dependant on the read/write speed of the CF card that is
well thats a given, but loading to lightroom etc will be a lot better.
Hi, Many thanks for the replies
Ive got an SSD as my main drive is appx 2 yrs old and is failing already formatted recenmtly and STILL loses the bootmgr!!!
yet with my HDDS ive still got the ones from 4 years ago and they get used constantly
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