I used to have a i7 and many hard drives in the 3tb-8tb but they are all regular 3.5inch drives but at 7200rpm. To use them for video editing would be a nightmare I think as the drives would go to sleep as they are all mounted on a USB 3.0 interface. I am not george lucas but just editing some videos for youtube vacations. Will getting a fast SSD to a 3.1 USB be ok? Or using the large 5tb drives but mount them on a faster usb c interface or Thunderbolt 3 interface help? SSD beyond 1tb is expensive but 5tb-14tb on regular HD are more affordable. Can someone give me some directions in this area. I want to be able to view the videos at least in near real time while editing.. I hear a software Oscar (freeware) works wonderfully and with no lag time. How true I am not sure. I thought of getting a TB3 interface but do not want to plunge too much money into something I end up giving up after 1 week of frustrations. Update: I was also thinking of those new NVME M.2 mini drive enclosures.. that I can maybe put 1 for now a 1TB NVME drive. Among the many problems people have is the slow drive interface which drives many nuts just waiting for it to render even simple transitions.