What Can a NVMe Drive Do for Your Video Editing? That is a hard question to answer because when you ask it many other questions come up, such as bottlenecks for everyone’s computer might be different depending how they have their drives setup to their CPU to what type of footage the edit.
I am going to be using Resolve so my results might be different if you use Premiere Pro.
I recently had two NVMe drives fail in my system, not sure why because they are operating in their normal temperature range and I am not seeing a lot of people having failures on the Amazon or B&H reviews. Since I am moving drives around today I thought I would run some tests, not benchmarks because I am not computer tech YouTuber.
They are a ton of ways you can setup your video editing system, for instance I have a ton of them, NVMe drive for my OS, SDD for my media drive, NVMe drive for my scratch drive, SSD for my export drive, and two HDD for backups. When you look at my drive setup you could ask a lot of questions, like why do you need a separate SSD for your export drive, I have run tests on this and I can say it is not necessary for at least the projects that I do, when exporting this drive is never the bottle neck so you could use a much cheaper drive or not use a separate drive at all.
For the type of editing I do in Resolve you don’t need a NVMe drive where you place your video files, a normal SSD is fine, but don’t use a HDD.