9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2012 1:23 PM by Luis Cepeda

    HDD ??? SSD or NOT???

    Luis Cepeda

      Hello everyone.


      I am an event videographer and Running on Adobe CS5.5 as of now, I need your best humble opinion here so here it goes.


      I read about SSD and have also read (Harm Millaard) post from almost a year ago, which did not say much good about SSD performance, but I also got the impresion that there was a SAVE $$$ and stick with current HDD for cheap, and to be honest I rather pay for real perfomance if I can and not go cheap and miss some of the advantages, so with that in mind, please let me know your thoughts here:


      current system specs:

      Graphic Card:
      Nvidia Quadro FX 4800 VCQFX4800

      COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0

      EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

      G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 24GB (6 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

      Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core

      COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

      HDD: 3 x Velocity Raptors 300GB-  ???????

      2 x 22" Gateway Wide screen max resolution at 1650- ???????



      So my last two I need to upgrade, so my questions are.


      1) Is it a good idea to now move into solid state drives ( Thinking 160GB for system OS and APP, and two 460GB for footage and previews. Yes I need that much space.


      2) my two Gateway monitors are almost dying and really need to replace them, what is a good monitor that I can get for around $200 - $300, I do not plan to spend more than that in display right now and yes I know I said I  don't want to go cheap but neither I want to pretend I have  5K to spend right now.


      Thanks in advance


      Luis Cepeda