When using Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, or any other Adobe software, newly created projects will default to keeping all files in the same location as the new project.
Your EVO media storage system is designed to allow teams to collaborate on projects and share video files stored on the server. However, some of the accompanying files are not always best-suited for sharing over the network.
We (and Adobe) recommend setting scratch disks and the media cache for projects and templates to use local (workstation) storage instead. This allows the workstation's processor to do a lot of the required heavy lifting, freeing up the network resources for the media, and reduces the load for other concurrent EVO users as well.
This article explains how to set the default location for scratch disks in Premiere.
In special cases when you have a very large Premiere Pro project with thousands (or tens of thousands) of files—such as a feature-length film—you may find that locally storing and recreating the media cache on each workstation is not suitable for your workflow. Please contact us if you'd prefer to leverage your EVO shared storage system to also store Premiere Pro's media cache files... we can help configure your EVO and its SSD pool so that cache files can be stored and shared in a way that eliminates the need for every workstation to create/store a local cache, thus reducing the time it takes for other users to open huge projects.