I'm thinking about buying a new SSD drive and moving my photography onto it. Will it result in a worthwhile performance upgrade for access my Lightroom catalogue, which is currently somewhat sluggish?
I thought that IO would be faster from the SSD, but I suppose Lightroom has some logic and anyway builds low res thumbnails from images.
I'm limited in that I'm using a laptop. I currently have a 250gb SSD boot drive and a 500gb second drive, but it can be slow using Lightroom. The laptop is a macbook pro mid 2012 2.* i5 with 8gb and runs really fast for most things. I store all my photography on the 500gb second drive. Lightroom is installed on the SSD.
I am particularly interested in getting the catalogue of thumbnails to load faster. At the moment, it chugs and buffers sometimes and otherwise (after I guess it has done some caching) is fast, but the different betwewen the two is offputting in the workflow.