[SOLVED] Does faster SSD speed equal to faster 3d scene rendering and video editing?

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Hi. I'm planning on getting a Samsung 980 pro 500GB m.2 drive for my new build. I know that because it's PCIe 4.0, it's twice as fast as the 970 evo plus.
I also saw that it doesn't make that much of a difference in game load, file copying speed can differ if the other device is slower than the one being copied from.

What I want to know is, does it make any difference in terms of 3d rendering. I want to use the new pc for blender and will a faster SSD like 980 pro will make a difference compared to 970 evo plus. Will it make any difference rendering a scene or in viewport?

I also wanted to know if it'll make a difference in video editing. I know that a fast drive is good for editing videos but will the 980 pro be necessary or should I just get the 970 evo plus.

A 980 pro 500gb costs around the same as 1tb 970 evo plus. But I'm willing to get the 980 pro if it'll do better than the 970 evo plus.

Note: I will be using it on a pcie gen 4 motherboard.
 

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No it does not.

The vast majority of video and 3D rendering time is reliant on the rest of the system. CPU and RAM.
Saving out the resultant file doesn't make even a SATA III SSD break into a sweat.

Yes, I've tested this.
(i'll have to redo my test and publish these results)

Virtually identical rendering speeds, across all SSD types.
Tested with a 980 Pro, Intel 660p, and various SATA III SSDs.
 
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Lafong

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Will this drive be your one and only internal?

Do you have a firm and accurate grip on how much your storage capacity requirements might grow over the next 4 or 5 years?

Do you expect to be rendering or video editing 5 hours a day or 5 hours a week?
 

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No it does not.

The vast majority of video and 3D rendering time is reliant on the rest of the system. CPU and RAM.
Saving out the resultant file doesn't make even a SATA III SSD break into a sweat.

Yes, I've tested this.
(i'll have to redo my test and publish these results)

Virtually identical rendering speeds, across all SSD types.
Tested with a 980 Pro, Intel 660p, and various SATA III SSDs.
 
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Will this drive be your one and only internal?

Do you have a firm and accurate grip on how much your storage capacity requirements might grow over the next 4 or 5 years?

Do you expect to be rendering or video editing 5 hours a day or 5 hours a week?
It will be my OS, the files I work on such as 3d files, videos so the programs can load and export files faster. Then I'll move them to an HDD. I don't expect my storage requirements to go over 4-5tb over the next 4-5 years. I'll probably be working with 3d stuff like 6 hours a week and editing videos for 6 hours a week.
 

Lafong

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It will be my OS, the files I work on such as 3d files, videos so the programs can load and export files faster. Then I'll move them to an HDD. I don't expect my storage requirements to go over 4-5tb over the next 4-5 years. I'll probably be working with 3d stuff like 6 hours a week and editing videos for 6 hours a week.
I am not following your current and future storage requirements.

We don't know what internal drives you have or will buy............other than this 500 GB item.

Yet you refer to 4 or 5 TB over the next few years.
 
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the 980 pro or 970 evo+ will be my main os, I will also keep 3d projects and video editing projects on this drive. I'll use cheap ssds or hdds for bulk storage so I'm not worrying about that right now.
 

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