RAM, incidentally, doesn't make much of a difference unless you run tons of programs at a time. Too much RAM can actually increase latency.
I highly recommend dumping to SSD and trans-coding to a work HDD because the throughput is better. Any way, a lot of processing power is required to demosaic raw image files with any quality (cameras themselves use bilinear interpolation, very low quality). I haven't done any D16 material with my newest computer, but my old i5 with regular HDD did about 2-frames per second on Raw Therapee's best algorithms. Once in AVI form, it was extremely efficient.Classified Ads