Below is a list of my storage and HDD config.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (SSD)
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB (SSD)
Western Digital WD4004FZWX 4TB (SATA III)
Western Digital WD4004FZWX 4TB (SATA III)

I am currently running the OS (WIN10) and all apps including Adobe CC (Premiere Pro/AE/PS/Illustrator), Cinema 4D etc. on the Samsung 850 EVO and using the two WD 4TB SATA as file storage and scratch/cache disk for the likes of Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop.

I have also just today added the Samsung 970 EVO Plus.

So, my question is should I run the OS and all apps on the 970 EVO Plus and use the 850 EVO as the scratch/cache disk? Then use the two WD 4TB drives for storage only?

Or would I be best to simply use the 970 EVO Plus as a new scratch disk? Or would you do something completely different with these options?

TIA, ozmo

  • Using the Samsung Data Migration software you can clone the 850 Evo on the 970 Evo Plus, thus being able to take advantage of the best read and write speed – spike_66 Jun 25 '19 at 7:50
  • Thanks, @spike_66. Would It then be best practice to set the 850 Evo as a dedicated scratch/cache disk? – ozmo Jun 25 '19 at 13:01
  • Yes, the 850 Evo as scratch disk would be perfect. – spike_66 Jun 26 '19 at 7:42

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