1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 30, 2012 8:28 AM by John T Smith

    Multiple Drives

    Dave2GM Level 1

      Hi all.


      Can anyone provide information about multiple drive setups for video editing?

      I'm perhaps old school in that I've always worked my video projects on my main C drive and then archived projects on externals.


      I'm currently building a new workstation to be used daily for editing HD video (AVCHD/.MOV h2.64) and would appreciate some info around multiple drives with regards to:

      • workflow
      • number of drives
      • types of drives
      • size of drives
      • purpose of each drive



        • 1. Re: Multiple Drives
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          My 3 hard drives for video editing are configured as...


          1 - 320Gig Boot for Win7 64bit Pro and ALL program installs (2)


          2 - 320Gig data for Win7 paging swap file and video project files

          When I create a project on #2 drive, the various work files follow,

          so my boot drive is not used for the media cache folders and files


          3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input & output files (1)


          (1) for faster input/output if you have 4 drives

          - use drive 3 for all source files

          - use drive 4 for all output files


          (2) only 60Gig used, for Win7 & CS5 MC & MS Office & other smaller programs


          Search Microsoft to find out how to redirect your Windows paging swap file



          I do not use RAID... AVCHD is CPU intensive, not drive intensive like uncompressed, so I have no problems editing without RAID (but, this is for "simple" home videos)