hello! so i was wondering about this for a while now but can’t seem to find any information on it.
i see NVMe drives are a lot faster than SATA ones, but i’m not sure that difference affects the workflow at all, does anyone have experience with both types of drives? if so, do you notice a significant difference? for now i only have a mechanical drive, and it is slow loading everything in the system.
when i am baking smoke simulations or fluid simulations, i see the CPU use goes up to 100 for a while, then the hard disk goes to 100% and the CPU goes to 5% or something, and goes back to 100% once the hard disk is done and this repeats itself until the baking is complete, so i figure faster disks would make that baking faster?
i am considering getting the samsung 970 evo 250GB but i see i can get a 500GB SATA drive for about the same price.
i use other 3d software besides blender, Fusion 360 and Inventor. and i notice them also being slow when opening files with lots of parts.
my pc has an AMD 1600 CPU and an AMD rx 560 graphics card and 8GB of ram. i know getting more ram would help me too but for now i can only buy ram or an ssd and i am going for ssd at the moment and plan on getting another 8GB of ram by the end of the year.
what would you recommend?