Question about 3 drives setup

Hi. I’m not professional, just a Blender lover and big enthusiast. I heard that 3 drives setup can speed up Blender, but I cannot find anywhere some precise explanation.

Something nearest explained I found here , this part:

Ok, I can understand that:

  • OS and Blender should be installed on one SSD, speediest one - done
  • .blend file, assets, baking cache, what ever resource is used for project, should be on another drive - will do so
  • I cannot understand what are “archived files” on third drive

Of course, I’m using above link as reference, because as said, I didn’t found better direct explanation regarding topic and because I think this guy knows what he is talking about, but if someone has better recommendation - be free to shoot.

I’m interested in this for my new configuration I recently assembled:

  • Ryzen 5 3600

  • Zotac GTX 1650 (budget :slight_smile:)

  • Corsair Vegenance LPX 3200MHz 2x16GB

  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVME 500GB - this is where my OS’s and Blender are installed

  • Western Digital 2.5" HDD 5400rpm 500GB - this is where project files will go and it is planned to be replaced with SATA SSD asap

  • Western Digital 2.5" HDD 5400rpm 1TB - planned to be replaced with SATA SSD in future

Many thanks.