do i need a scratch disk?

Soldato
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hi guys...

I'm curious as to whether using an external firewire drive as a scratch disk will improve performance in photoshop? the reason i ask is that i have 4GB or RAM so will it ever even be used (or it that not really the idea of it?)

i have a macbook 2.2GHz and its not too hard to push ps to its limits so i'm looking for ways to help it out :)

and no, i'm not going to buy a mac pro for 25 grand or whatever they are :p
 
Associate
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whats the average file size that you will be working on??

I work on files that can be a gig or 2 in size and even with 8gb of ram I still have a disk set aside thats only use is as a scratch disk

If you can afford to do it I would do it

it can only help... plus you can always use the drive as an emergency backup
 
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