Since SSDs have come down in price quite a bit (though they are still much more expensive than traditional hard disk drives), I bought a 1 TB model and now keep the current year's catalog on that drive to keep things moving quickly and smoothly. Coming to you from Mango Street, this great video tutorial discusses 10 different ways to make your post-processing workflow more efficient and to save some time. This awesome video tutorial discusses 10 different tips that will help you make your post-processing workflow more efficient.
I keep the majority of my photos on a large 8 TB spinning drive, and that tended to cause a bit of a bottleneck in my work. At the end of every year, I simply merge that year's catalog with the archival catalog on the bigger drive and start fresh on the SSD.….