Would Using An External Hard Drive As Scratch Disk in Illustrator Help?

Would using an external hard drive (Normal, non-SSD, 5400RPM) as a scratch disk in Adobe Illustrator help with the performance/speed of rendering? When I work with large canvases, Illustrator starts to become sluggish. Even though I have 4GB of RAM, this still happens.

Answer

Scratch disk & memory will not help you with rendering UNLESS the hard drive is being used to swap out data to free up memory, but that is still not strictly a rendering problem.

If you are having issues because the computer is using up all your RAM and disk swap space and therefore thrashing the hard drive, you should buy more RAM: 4GB is cheaper than an external hard drive.

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