Photoshop CC - Contradiction or misunderstanding: Adobe's "Optimize perfomance Photoshop CC" page.

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Here's an excerpt from Adobe's own Photoshop page: Optimize performance Photoshop CC
An SSD, on the other hand, performs well as both the primary startup and
scratch disk.
Followed by this:
  • Scratch disks should be on a different drive than any large files you are editing.
  • Scratch disks should be on a different drive than the one your operating system uses for virtual memory.
So which is it?
A. If your startup is an SSD chose it as your primary scratch drive and forget the rest?
B. If your startup is an SSD chose it as your primary scratch drive then select other SSDs?
C. If all drives are SSD chose your non-startup drives and leave your startup out of it?
D. If all drives are SSD chose your non-startup drives first and your startup as the last option?
E. Stop overthinking it and select a damn drive already.

Last question. "Drives with scratch disks should be defragmented regularly". I assume this can just be ignored if we're only talking about SSD drives?

edited: betterfying asky words
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The way I've got mine setup(also advised by Julienne Kost here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ2bj1Jal2Q) is I've got two internal SSDs - one with my Operating system, programs and catalogues. The other for Lightroom and Photoshop scratch disks(she focused on it being used for Photoshop Scratch Disc space but I use mine for both). My actual images are stored on an external drive(not SSD but it doesn't matter).