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Catalogs Moving catalogue to another disk.

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I want my catalogue move from a traditional HDD to a faster medium. I've 2 (actually 3) options, SATA SSD or NVME SSD [My motherboard allows me to choose between Gen 3 or Gen 4]
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A: what is the best option, regardless the costs. I've a high-end custom build, dedicated to editing purpose, workstation?
B: is 1 Tb enough? Assuming I keep previews only younger to 3 months. [I shoot > 10.000 photographs/year]

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Your catalogue will never even come close to 1TB. It is just a database. Previews can take up space but you can manage that. Are your referring to your actual files?
 

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Just some quick math. A million files might result in a catalogue between 5,000 and 10,000 MB
 
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Assuming I keep previews only younger to 3 months.
There is no option in Lightroom to keep normal previews only for a certain amount of time. Only 1:1 previews can automatically be removed after a certain time. You can delete all your previews manually from time to time and let Lightroom rebuild what it needs, however.
 

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You should move the catalog folder to the fastest internal ssd which should be the nvme one.

The same should apply to the Adobe camera raw cache (LrC preferences / Performance Tab) You can increase its size from the minimal 5GB to at least 20GB - up to the maximum 200GB if you have the space.

The best scenario is to have Windows & Αpps in one nvme SSD and the LrC catalog in a separate Nvme SSD.

If you have any antivirus software in place exclude the catalog and the cache folders from any real time scanning.


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