Question After Effects software installed on slower SSD, reading files from a fast NVME

ldotchopz

Commendable
Jul 22, 2019
37
3
1,535
0
Hello,

I have Adobe After Effects installed on my C drive that is using a regular SSD wiith a read and write speed of 390/83. I am working with large image sequences which are over a gigabyte each. If i were to put them on my D drive which is a fast NVME read and write of 3444/949, would the fact that the software thats reading them is on a slower drive have an effect on the speed of which they are read? since the software itself is on a slower drive, does the data have to be read thought the NVME and then transfered into the SSD? i hope this is clear what i am asking. I'm looking for peak performance but if the fact that the software is on a slower drive then its a bottleneck. Thanks!
 

dwd999

Honorable
Hello,

I have Adobe After Effects installed on my C drive that is using a regular SSD wiith a read and write speed of 390/83. I am working with large image sequences which are over a gigabyte each. If i were to put them on my D drive which is a fast NVME read and write of 3444/949, would the fact that the software thats reading them is on a slower drive have an effect on the speed of which they are read? since the software itself is on a slower drive, does the data have to be read thought the NVME and then transfered into the SSD? i hope this is clear what i am asking. I'm looking for peak performance but if the fact that the software is on a slower drive then its a bottleneck. Thanks!
It might depend on where the software stores its temporary working files. If there's a setting for temp file location, changing that would be a good start.
 

USAFRet

Titan
Moderator
Mar 16, 2013
161,125
13,302
176,090
24,450
Hello,

I have Adobe After Effects installed on my C drive that is using a regular SSD wiith a read and write speed of 390/83. I am working with large image sequences which are over a gigabyte each. If i were to put them on my D drive which is a fast NVME read and write of 3444/949, would the fact that the software thats reading them is on a slower drive have an effect on the speed of which they are read? since the software itself is on a slower drive, does the data have to be read thought the NVME and then transfered into the SSD? i hope this is clear what i am asking. I'm looking for peak performance but if the fact that the software is on a slower drive then its a bottleneck. Thanks!
What are all the parts in this system, particularly the motherboard and specific drives?
Those drive speeds are pretty slow.
 

ldotchopz

Commendable
Jul 22, 2019
37
3
1,535
0
What are all the parts in this system, particularly the motherboard and specific drives?
Those drive speeds are pretty slow.
I know the first drive is slow but other is not what i'd call slow. what kind of speeds do you get out of interest?

my motherboard is a zeneth extreme alpha 2
32 core amd threadripper 3970x
2080TI
128gb ram
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY