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badoette
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SSD upgrade, worth it for Revit rendering?

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11-07-2012 10:06 PM

From what I hear a Solid State Drive doesn't really do much for rendering. It pulls up files fast and boots fast, but is it worth it or would it just fine with out it? Is it a luxury that's worth the $$?

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ccollins
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Re: SSD upgrade, worth it for Revit rendering?

11-08-2012 06:07 AM in reply to: badoette

SSD write and read much faster than traditional SATA drives, so commands involving "open" or "save" will happen

much faster.

 

As I understand it, rendering in Revit (which uses a custom version of the Mental Ray render engine)

 

relies most heavily on CPU / processor calculations, so having a SSD will probably make little or no difference in render speed.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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