If you are a creator, you need an SSD
In the world of Digital Art, with technology the way it is today, the sky is the limit. You can pretty much design, record, alter, animate, edit to make anything you would ever like. However, as amazing as it is to have this option for unlimited creativity, there are some restrictions. Often times, your gear and the technology that you have are limitations.
At the end of the day, the better the gear is, the more you can do and the faster you can do things. For photographers, the better the camera sensor is equates to better low light photos. If you are a videographer, the more RAM on your computer, the more transitions, effects, you can add, and then successfully export your final product without the computer blowing up or the program crashing. At the end of the day, the biggest limitation to digital creativity is the gear that you have and whether or not it is powerful enough to match your imagination.
As a photographer, someone who likes to do graphic design as a hobby, and a occasional videographer, I think I found the one piece of gear that can be somewhat affordable, especially during sale seasons, but will massively help and makes things easier and faster in all fields. I’ve been using this piece for about three years now, and now, if I leave without it, I have a mini heart attack.
And that is an External SSD.
So, for those of you who may not know, an SSD is a Solid State Drive which means an all electronic hard drive. Typical Hard Disk Drives (or HDD for short) is the technology that has been around much longer, more of the standard that we see use a disk that rotates and a needle to read the hard drive and the files.
HDD’s are good for somethings, but in many cases, they are bad. HDD’s are generally a little cheaper, so that is always nice, but I always like to recommend them if they are being used to store files, photos, videos, whatever you would like, rather than a tool. But that is about it. Its not necessarily a tool in anyway. Since it’s a physical drive, its also is more susceptible to getting damaged. The smallest drop could scratch the disk then the hard drive is done for. They also tend to be on the bigger side so they are not the easiest to carry around if need be.