Which HDD upgrade gives best bang for the buck?
I have max'ed out RAM at 32GB and have 1TB 7200 RPM HDD. Which of the following would give the best "bang for the buck" in terms of increasing performance (specifically for photo processing software such as Photoshop, Lightroom, and DxO Optics Pro):
- Replace existing HDD with 2TB Seagate SSHD
- Replace existing HDD with Angelbird 1TB SSD and OWC temp sensor
- Remove existing HDD and install Apple 1TB PCIe SSD
- Keep existing HDD and install Apple 128GB PCIe SSD to make Fusion Drive
Finally, are Options (3) and (4) even feasible, given that my iMac did not have a Fusion Drive or SSD to begin with (i.e., does it have a PCIe slot)?
Is this a good question?