15152Re: [PanoToolsNG] Best hard disks and LCD monitors for panoramic performance
- Dec 1, 2007Matt,
Even the fastest mechanical HD will probably be slower than the solid state
disks that are coming out in the coming months. The biggest bottleneck for
stitching is the scratch disk and I always hear a LOT of activity from the
HD head when it is reading and writing large files during stitching (even on
a dedicated scratch disk, brand new, freshly formatted and empty).
Alternately you could set up a RAID for your scratch disk with a bunch of
regular SATAII drives, which should be faster than one superfast single
drive and in the long run may be cheaper.
Stay away from Vista. In tests it appears to be twice as slow as XP on the
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