If you are encoding that will be the main speed limit.I swap out my "traditional" hard-drive with a solid state one?
by how much?
specifically in what areas?
Yes read performance can help with navigation of really complex files or ones with really high bitrates. We have to read a large portion of the file to get all the frames we need to fill the buffer so complex files with really long GOPs or ones with high bitrates require us to read more data.The big difference I noticed with an SSD and video editing in general, not just for VRD, was scrubbing around in the video was vastly improved. Off a single HDD there'd be delays and jerks when moving. With an SSD that pretty much went away. The almost 0 seek latency also lets me do things such as copy a source file to the edit SSD at the same time as I'm actively editing a file. Doing that on a HDD was just asking for lagginess. For VRD's bulk IO operations such as QSF the raw speed and low latency of a SSD makes it practical, IMO, to have the source and dest storage be the same.