Suggest you reconfigure your drives using two new large 2TB or 3TB drives as a primary editing RAID 0 array. SSDs make great boot/OS drives, but since you already have some 300GB VR's on hand, I don't think that it makes sense to go for the SSD in your case.
I would suggest something like this:
- boot: use one of your 300GB Velociraptors
- array 1: two new 2TB (or 3TB) drives in RAID 0 (media, projects, scratch)
- array 2: two existing 300GB Velociraptors in RAID 0 (media cache, media cache db, Win7 swap, render outputs)
Very helpfull information you have given me. even I got a bit confused in the las part, "array 2: two existing 300GB Velociraptors in RAID 0 (media cache, media cache db, Win7 swap, render outputs)"
did you mean have a windows image also on this array? and what are the Media cache and Media cache db? ... would that like AE, Encore and Premiere preferences for media cache...?
Thanks John T Smith,
Great information also...!!!
Well any other subgestions? I still need more opinions on what type of HD to use, as of right now I am taking JEShoot01 as my only option and going for it but still have about 3 more days before I commit to buy the new stuffs, so please keep your advices comming...
Also do not forget about my Montors...
Dell Ultrasharp U2412M.
I second Jim's suggestion about the HDD's. On a completely different scale and incomparable to your situation, but possibly interesting is http://ppbm7.com/index.php/intro-part-1 and subsequent pages.
Harm Millaard wrote:
Dell Ultrasharp U2412M.
I have two of those, and they are great - the price was ok too.
Thanks every one...!!!
Just one more question.
I have decided to go with:
2x Dell U2412M UltraSharp 24" LED Monitor for my monitors
2x Western Digital 1 TB VelociRaptor 3.5" Internal HDD in a Raid 0
3x Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black SATA Internal Hard Drive also in second RAID 0
now my question, since I want to keep my original Mother Board CPU and RAM, I need to figure out the following.
My Mobo only has 2x 6Gb/s Sata ports ( Will use the the 2x Velocity Raptors in RAid 0 ) and the 3x will be 3Gb/S so will be in the compatible ports also, but my OS will be in SDD thinking this one( Intel 120GB 520 Series Internal Solid-State Drive) but this drive is spec for 6Gb/s Sata port...
Will this drive or any other 6Gb/s drive will work fine on my 3Gb/s port?
The Intel SSD should work just fine on a 3GB port.
Done deal, I am going with this set up. thank you all for the help...