The first step is to ensure that all raw files are safe and double backed-up. For this purpose, I count on the CalDigit T3, where one disc of the 3 has an archival function for me.
The second backup is on an external disc, which I can remove and take to a safe place. After that profound operation, I begin with importing the raw files from the T3 as smart objects into Photoshop CS6, to guarantee the best possible quality and sharpness of the finale image. Then I build up the composite image, with several client steps, finishing with certified cmyk proofing. Meanwhile, the different .psb layer files are placed on the ssd, which is the first disc in my T3, optionally I can also work on my desktop ssd. Depending on the file size of my layer files, I can use the T3´s ssd as scratch disc for Photoshop, because it is fast due to Thunderbolt.