My equipment and System presently is as follows:
OS Windows 7 Pro 64bit CPU i7-3820 3.6 GHz Memory G-Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB 4x8GB
MB Asus Sabertooth x79 Socket 2011 Blu-ray Disc writer Pioneer BDR-207DBK
GPU NVidia Geforce Gtx 550 Ti 1024MB GDDR5 (192 Cuda Processors ) I have Mercury .
4-Drives: C: SSD Crucial m4 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s E: WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s F: WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0 Gb/s H: 1TB G-raid G-Trend drive striped 0 e-sata connection
Power Supply : Corsair CMPSU-850AX Professional Series Gold AX850 ATX
Audio Focusrite Sapphire Pro 40 ( capable of doing surround sound ) Pyro A/V Link for Panasonic AG-1980 VHS editing deck with TBC
MY HARD DRIVE SET UP PRESENTLY---WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THIS FOR ADOBE PREMIERE PRO CS6 AND GERNERALLY OTHER SUPPORTING ADOBE PROGRAMS ? WHAT IS A RECOMMENDED DISK ALLOCATION? I am willing to buy other drives or a different external
Characteristics of Drive
Suggested use for Adobe Premiere Pro Cs6 ?
SSD Crucial m4 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s Sustained read= 500MB/s SATA 6Gb/s
Sustained Sequential Write= 260 MB/s SATA 6Gb/s 2 104GB FREE
Os and Programs(everyone agrees with this ) plus "static page file" 46GB for programs NOT back ground operations. Is this ok? I have 32 GB Ram
WD Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
931 GB Capacity
878 GB Free
WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0 GB/s
EXTERNAL G-raid G-Trend drive
(HAS BACK-UP IMAGE OF OS AND PROGRAMS*)
striped 0 Raid
Capacity 931 GB
e-sata connection 827 GB Free
* I'll move back-up to another external drive
I could buy another 2TB matching Drive- WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6.0 Gb/s or "use a swappable bay for your F drive, so you can easily make a backup of your media, since you will be needing your SxS or KxS cards for the next shots. If you use a swappable bay you can use multiple backup drives." Harm Millaard
Message was edited by: Richard Cosby
What are you editing?
If you need the speed of a RAID0 like I use for my media, you don't want it external. If you are just editing HDV then one drive is fine. If you are editing DSLR footage and you seldom stack video on top of video, you may get away without a RAID.
I like putting my paging file on a fast drive. I use a RAID0 for that file. The same RAID0 I use for my PROGRAM CACHE AND PREVIEW FILES.
I use a RAID0 for my media. Captured HDV, file transferred DSLR footage. Also Audio files.
Then I have a RAID0 for my "My Documents" and some of my exported media that I want to save.
In your situation I might put cache and previews on E: and Media on F:
Test it out. If the timeline plays smoothly, you are good to go. Just make sure to put that backup drive to good use, and consider backing up your backup drive now and then to avoid losing priceless footage.
[Moved to Hardware forum.]
Here's what I'd do.
H: Sell it. Being RAID 0, it's no good for backups or Media. I suppose you could use it for Cache/Scratch, maybe even Exports, but given the general unsuitability of RAID 0 for most things, it's better to get rid of it entirely and find something else.
Thanks for you comments. To answer your first question, I'm a real beginner and I'm working my way through Abobe Premiere Pro CS6 Classroom in a Book, reading discussions from this forum and others. My previous experience over the years has been with Adobe elements and several other programs. My first project with CS6 will be capturing video from family movies VHS tapes so I guess I'll be working with DV..correct?
O.K I'll get rid of the raid 0 drive. Can you make another suggestion about how I can improve my system ...what else to get me started on the right foot. I'll also see if I can convert the Raid 0 drive to raid 1 as you suggest. Should I buy a hardware controller and add another 2TB drive? If so which raid? I've read in your forum that raid 3 is the way to go but very expensive .....what would be a good solution under $800. approx. any ideas?
Thanks for your help again. By investigating this Adobe Forum further I found the most helpful page http://forums.adobe.com/people/Harm%20Millaard This page answered most of my questions about a Generic Guideline for Disk Setup, Raid configurations, disk allocations for PP
etc. This will keep me busy for some time.
Thanks Mr. Millaard