Best Ssd For Photoshop Scratch Disk

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Best ssd when it comes to endurance for Adobe scratch disk


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I am currently studying 3d animation & modeling , I utilise photoshop , Later Furnishings and primeire pro on a daily basis. I currently accept a 850 evo 500 gig ssd as my os drive , the other day i was working on AE and photoshop and i watched every bit the adobe software take upwardly fourscore gigs on my evo plus 21 out of my 32 gigs of ram. So I decided to become a separate SSD only to employ as a scratch disk for adobe software. I wanted something cheap only that would exercise the job. I ordered a sandisk Ultra Plus, 128GB for $71 tax and shipping included. Installed the drive and setup my adobe software to enshroud on it and started working on homework. Well things haven’t gone as planed , I use Hd sentinal to monitor Hd health on my system Hds and the sandisk ssd has been in my system for seven days and lost x% wellness and has had 10 errors during information transfer. I havent used the disk besides for adobe caching on it. and if I compare information technology to my other 840 pro that i accept had for 2 years now in my second rendering machine my 840 pro has only lost 2% health and has no errors. So im RMAing the drive and now i have to choose some other i. Dont take the upkeep to go for another 850 evo and I have only had 3 Samsung ssd and I dont have any other experiences with ssd manufactures besides them. So what are my options for a decent ssd that wont die if i use it as a scratch disk ? My budget is like $130 Canadian , tax in and im OK with a 128 drive. Sad about the big long caption im still upwards from an all nighter and things don’t brand sense right now to tired.

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Equally a rule, endurance on a SSD is a non result for desktop operations,

You lot can expect 10+ years of service.
In a server environment that is a different thing.

Your trouble probably comes from using a ssd that is too pocket-size.
Larger ssd’s have more nand fries and then the update activity can be spread out.
If your ssd is too modest, the nand chips get many read/write cycles instead of letting “trim” do it’s job.
over ninety% capacity is a killer.

As to brands, Samsung pro versions have longer endurance, compared to the evo versions.
In function, this is because they take more than spare fries bachelor.

I think I would try to return the sandisk, primarily on the basis of excessive transfer errors.
Mayhap, in that location is a microcode flash to address the issue, but really, I would go with a larger Samsung 840 pro or 850 pro in a 240gb or larger size.
A second choice might be a larger Intel 730.
In addition, a larger ssd will run your apps faster.

There are some expensive commercial ssd’s, simply information technology does not sound similar that is even necessary for you lot.

geofelt



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As a rule, endurance on a SSD is a non issue for desktop operations,

Y’all can expect x+ years of service.
In a server surround that is a dissimilar thing.

Your trouble probably comes from using a ssd that is too modest.
Larger ssd’due south have more than nand chips so the update action can exist spread out.
If your ssd is too small, the nand fries become many read/write cycles instead of letting “trim” practise it’s job.
over 90% capacity is a killer.

Every bit to brands, Samsung pro versions accept longer endurance, compared to the evo versions.
In office, this is because they have more than spare fries available.

I call back I would try to return the sandisk, primarily on the footing of excessive transfer errors.
Possibly, there is a microcode flash to accost the issue, just really, I would become with a larger Samsung 840 pro or 850 pro in a 240gb or larger size.
A 2d pick might be a larger Intel 730.
In addition, a larger ssd volition run your apps faster.

There are some expensive commercial ssd’s, but it does not sound like that is even necessary for yous.

MrMeth



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As a rule, endurance on a SSD is a non issue for desktop operations,

Y’all tin can expect 10+ years of service.
In a server environment that is a different affair.

Your problem probably comes from using a ssd that is too small.
Larger ssd’south accept more nand fries and so the update activity can exist spread out.
If your ssd is too pocket-size, the nand chips go many read/write cycles instead of letting “trim” do it’south chore.
over 90% chapters is a killer.

As to brands, Samsung pro versions have longer endurance, compared to the evo versions.
In part, this is because they have more spare fries bachelor.

I think I would attempt to render the sandisk, primarily on the basis of excessive transfer errors.
Maybe, there is a microcode wink to address the result, but really, I would go with a larger Samsung 840 pro or 850 pro in a 240gb or larger size.
A 2d choice might exist a larger Intel 730.
In addition, a larger ssd will run your apps faster.

There are some expensive commercial ssd’s, but it does non sound like that is even necessary for you.

so what is the minimum size for a scratch disk ? 250 , 500 gig ? Non that i doubtfulness your communication Geofelt just during the 7 days I have had the sandisk , I take merely fulled it upward to threescore gigs with adobe temp files. To be honest if it wasn’t for my low funds right at present I would have got another 840 pro 256, but I just cant afford it right now , I simply purchased a new monitor last week. Sick accept a look at the pricing on intels drives. Last I looked they were on par with Samsung when it came to pricing in Canada. What about the crucial mx100 256 ? Any other suggestion on this ?

BTW thanks for the communication Geofelt

popatim



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From a post on adobe’s forums:
“It all depends on the size of your files, the number of layers in them, the number of history steps you are set to, etc.

Figure on 100 times or more the size of your biggest file multiplied by the number of files you proceed open simultaneously at any given time. Photoshop sets its scratch file from the get become, the instant yous open an image file or create a new certificate. If information technology later requires more retention, it volition add to the size of the scratch file as needed.”

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but during the 7 days I have had the sandisk , I accept merely fulled it up to sixty gigs with adobe temp files.

10GB per day is piddling. You’d accept to write hundreds, per solar day, every day.

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4178/ten/hardwareinfo-tests-lifespan-of-samsung-ssd-840-250gb-tlc-ssd-updated-with-final-conclusion-final-update-twenty-6-2013

“Then let’south calculate the lifespan. Nosotros consider the first uncorrectable mistake to be the finish of the SSD. For the first one that was after 764 TiB of written data, and for the 2d ane that was subsequently 768 TiB of written data. That the two failed so shut together could indicate that the lifespan of the Samsung 840 SSDs is fairly constant. However, two SSDs aren’t representative of the thousands that are out there.

If we take the 764 TiB and an average of x GiB of writes per 24-hour interval, nosotros arrive at a lifespan of 214 years.”

geofelt



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Only two vendors make their own controllers and nand chips. That might be changing with crucial, so the MX100 line might be ok.
There is a lot going on in the firmware of a ssd, and I think the other makers are not so expert at that.

When you lot practice a write to a ssd, a complimentary nand cake must exist constitute for a quick write. Otherwise, a nand block must be read and rewritten. That is one reason why a larger ssd with more blocks can more than easily find a costless block.
In the groundwork, the ssd microcode is busily trying to costless upward blocks.

One possible plus for a Samsung ssd is their “rapid mode” which comes with their magician software.
It is a form of ssd enshroud that tin apply arrangement ram. I have not had the need for it, but read upwards on information technology and run across if it applys to you.

I would concentrate most on the write capabilities at low queue depths.
Your sandisk tin can do upwards to 290mb/south sequential write and 33.000 random writes. Their specs do not say the queue depth, only I estimate it is 32 to get the max performance.

By comparison, a 120gb Samsung 850 EVO volition practice 520mkb/southward sequential and xl,000 random writes with queue depth of one and 88,000 for queue depth of 32

Both these presume you are on a sata 6.0 port.
I come across yous have an amd motherboard which does not practise sata as well equally Intel.
Do some research there, if you wish, but changing out your cpu and motherboard is not practical.

You might attempt using your 850 evo for scratch and see how you lot practise in comparison.

MrMeth



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Thanks for all the advice people it is greatly appreciated , because of my budget I’m leaning towards crucial mx 100 256 ? what do yous guys recollect? I can get ane for 137$ tax in .

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Dude I`d Say become for the Samsung 850 Pro 256/500 gig… Very good and very long life span!

MrMeth



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I would love to become a samsung , matter fact I take had 4 ssd all samsung but I cant afford there asking price, that’s why i originally ended up with the sandisk cause it was the cheapest option. I can do $130 for a 250-256 gig ssd that wont dice for adobe use if that is possible . So that pretty much excludes samsung and Intel.

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I would love to get a samsung , matter fact I take had 4 ssd all samsung but I deceit beget there asking toll, that’s why i originally ended up with the sandisk cause it was the cheapest option. I can do $130 for a 250-256 gig ssd that wont dice for adobe apply if that is possible . And then that pretty much excludes samsung and Intel.

Oh okay that sucks… The Crucial MX 100 is besides bang-up and the Corsair Force GT… Merely again cost…

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Decided to get with crucial mx 100 256 gig drive , did some digging and found out that even though they are not the fastest drives they accept a good rep for endurance. Also the price per gig is fairly depression and fits my budget for right now , hopefully it last at least until after tax return time when I programme on replacing some of my drives. Got the drive for 130$ after price lucifer. I will update this thread for anyone that is curious and thanks for all the input and aid.

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