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The best SSD specs for rendering

Anderson Brito

ByAnderson Brito

Feb 11, 2023

Rendering animations requires a lot from computers. In order for the rendering to be fast and of high quality, it is necessary that the computer components be of high quality. One of the most important pieces for rendering is the hard drive, which is responsible for storing the temporary files and the final files of the rendering.

Traditional hard drives are very slow and can cause bottlenecks in rendering animations, as large files and temporary files take a long time to load. To improve rendering performance, many animators are using solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are much faster than traditional hard drives, and can significantly improve rendering performance.

But how to choose the best SSD for rendering animations? There are some specifications that you should take into account when choosing an SSD:

  • Read/write speed: The fastest SSDs have read/write rates of up to 7,400 MB/s. The higher the read/write speed, the better the rendering performance.
  • Capacity: For more complex renderings, you’ll need an SSD with greater capacity. Choose an SSD with at least 500 GB of capacity to make sure you have plenty of room to store the temporary files and the final files of the rendering.
  • Interface: The most modern SSDs use the PCIe interface to connect to the computer. This interface is faster than SATA, which means that files will be loaded more quickly.
  • Price: The fastest and highest capacity SSDs tend to be the most expensive. It is important that you find a balance between speed, capacity and price.

Taking into account these specifications, you will be able to find the best SSD for rendering animations. Do not forget to consider the price, as the most expensive SSDs will not necessarily be the best.

However, for general file storage it is recommended to use only common hard drives. Thus, it is more feasible to have a fast SSD for systems and temporary files and a hard drive for the rest of the data.

Anderson Brito

By Anderson Brito

Software Engineer with Master's Degree who has been working in the IT field for almost three decades. Enthusiast of hardware and concepts related to AI, Internet of Things and Software Architecture.