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Question Best possible use of 2 PCie 3 NvMe M.2 drives for video editing workflow?

ranjan2001

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I am building a new budget system for Video editing & Image editing. Have selected the following.

MSI B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC (MS-7B85)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti
2x Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB

How Can I make better use of 2 NVme slots so the editing process remains faster?
Option 1.
Drive 1 250gb partition M.2 for OS & another 200gb for scratch disk
Drive 2 500gb for current project files after 2 months when works is finished I move the data to long term storage.

Option 2

Drive 1 250gb M.2 only for OS
Drive 2 faster 1TB M.2 for project files & create 250gb partition for scratch disk.

For editing purpose which will be the better option or is there any other option to get the drive perform better?
 

KentState

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Without knowing the actual sizes and complexity of your workflow, its hard to say. Option 2 is probably the best to keep the OS separate from work. That would allow you to throw the second NVMe drive in an external enclosure if you ever had to recover. I would also skip partitions as the drive will auto wear level regardless.

If you need raw NVMe performance, then look at a X570 motherboard and a PCIE 4 SSD. They are a little more, but the storage is reasonably priced.
 

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