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It can. As usual with computers, you get the most significant benefits by improving the slowest path. A modern SSD is considerably faster than rotating disk, so the potential for speed up is huge. I know this from personal experience, having a system with quite a few SSDs, plus several external ones. When not using full-previews, Lightroom needs the ...


Whether or not SSDs outperform rotating HDDs depends on usage patterns. There are two interesting figures when measuring the performance of drives Access time - The time it takes for the disk to locate a piece of data. SSDs win big here with near-zero access time. Transfer rate - The rate at which data is read/written once it has been located. ...


Like you state the only speed improvement an ssd will give you is the file read and write time. So very specific things like loading thumbs, rendering catalogues, opening a file, saving or exporting a file, and so on will be faster. The processing of your image, think of applying filters, pulling histograms, ... require other system upgrades like cpu, ...


In my experience, moving my raw files and catalog from a WD Caviar Black (~2011) to a Samsung 850 Pro (system yet on another SSD) made some of my catalogs * a lot more comfortable to work. Not any catalog or when editing the first photos, but when the catalog already has a lot of edited photos using a lot of filters, the editing of the last photos then could ...


In my experience it doesn't make much difference. The time it takes your computer's CPU to render the image(s) will be much longer than the time it takes to read the file from either type of logical drive. I built my current editing machine about a year ago. It has an 8 core AMD FX-8370 running at 4Ghz, 16GB of DDR3 1600 memory, an AMD Radeon 7 200 series ...

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