11 Replies Latest reply on Oct 4, 2012 7:20 AM by ECBowen

    Disk for export

    Dvico Level 1

      Dear All!


      Id like to ask your advice about export disk.I use PP & AE CS6, with m2ts and dslr files.

      I export a few times only, (Im editing a lot,saving files a few times only :-)).. 1-2 hours long projects for encore blu-ray & dvds , and HD  short clips.

      After rendering usually I moved the exported file to a storage disk.

      Im thinking about fast ssd for export (around 128Gb). I have an areca raid controller, still have

      2 empty sata plug.So maybe the other way to use raid for export.

      So what do you think what hardware is a good choise?

      Thanks in advance!

        • 1. Re: Disk for export
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          As far as I know, you should not use SSD for frequent writes

          SSD and Video Editing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/902915?tstart=0

          -and http://forums.adobe.com/message/4492104

          • 2. Re: Disk for export
            Scott Chichelli Level 3

            your export drives(s) should match your media drive

            it would be pointless to have a super fast export if the media drive cant match its speed.

            if you have raid 0 for media then you should have raid 0 for export  etc.




            • 3. Re: Disk for export
              Dvico Level 1

              My media drive 4*1 Tb Raid3.

              Maybe I can put 2*1Tb Raid0 for export with raid controller(Areca), or 1*ssd (128Gb Samsung 830) with MOB sata3.These are almost a same cost.

              But I dont know which is more reliable way? Especially with long time rendering.


              • 4. Re: Disk for export
                Scott Chichelli Level 3

                Ideally the same as your media drive


                Or make 1 large array for both (8 drives)




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                • 5. Re: Disk for export
                  Dvico Level 1

                  Scott!You say that, better to use more disk in raid to put export together with media drive?

                  My Areca controller 1882i, so I can use 8 disks.I use 2 drive in raid0 for media cache.

                  Still have 6 port. I can create 6 drive array in raid 3? This would be better like separate media drive and export ?

                  • 6. Re: Disk for export
                    Scott Chichelli Level 3

                    the more disks you have per array the faster it gets.


                    i would do either 4 drives in raid 5 (forget 3) x 2 sets or just one large 8 drive raid 5 (or 3 if you want to believe its better)


                    media cache drive is pointless. as is all other crazy drive assignments

                    you only need media drive and export drive. or 1 big array.

                    i dont recommmend 1 big array unless its 8 drives or bigger.


                    these benchmarks are over a yr old but the % difference remains the same.. raid 3 wouldbe the same as well (just longer rebuild times)


                    Intel SAS RS2BL080 8 Port controller with 512 DDR2 Ram

                    Single Drive - 101MB

                    2 Drive Raid 0 - 199MB

                    4 Drive Raid 0 - 399MB

                    3 Drive Raid 5 - 204MB

                    4 Drive Raid 5 - 310MB


                    8x WD 1TB SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache, 7200 RPM

                    8 Drive Raid 5 - 703.8MB/s read 670MB/s Write





                    OH one omre thing regardless of redundat raid you need an ext back up.. raid array (5,6) as well)

                    • 7. Re: Disk for export
                      Bill Gehrke Most Valuable Participant

                      One big array sure makes it much easier to find your project assets, It is my favorite

                      • 8. Re: Disk for export
                        Dvico Level 1

                        Base on your advice I would test with 8 disk big array.Now I have 4 pcs Samsung spinpoint F3 1Tb and 2pcs Seagate Barracuda 1Tb.I have to buy 2pcs more, but as I know better to use same type hdd-s in raid.This is also true when I use a raid controller ?

                        • 9. Re: Disk for export
                          Scott Chichelli Level 3

                          mixing in not a big problem. however none of the drives you have are enterprise drives

                          i would never do a raid 3,5,6 without enterprise. far too great a chance of tler error

                          • 10. Re: Disk for export
                            Dvico Level 1

                            Now I would buy that 2 more hdd ( Seagate Bararcuda 7200.14 1Tb) .Than I will have

                            4 * 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 + 4*1Tb Seagate Barracuda

                            .I connect them to Areca 1882I 8port raid controller.

                            The question is to create 2 set ( 4-4each) RAID5 or 1set ( 8pcs) RAID5.I would have problem to use this 2 different type together in RAID5 ?


                            In this way I will have this disk setup:


                            - OCZ revodrive 160Gb - OS, programs

                            - 4*1Tb RAID5 : media cache, previews, page file, AE global perf, cache, + exports

                            - 4*1Tb RAID5 : media projects


                            - OCZ Revo - OS, programs

                            - 8*1Tb - thre whole thing:-)


                            Thanks for your help!

                            • 11. Re: Disk for export
                              ECBowen Most Valuable Participant

                              You can use different model drives in a raid however this can cause some issues with the controller handling the difference in firmware especially in a parity raid. I would not recommend it but it's up to you.