3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2012 8:37 AM by raphaelP

    Disk Configuration question.

    raphaelP Level 1

      Hi, I have a pretty good idea, from reading the forums, on how to configure a system drive array for video editing. However at this point, I need to make my current system work as best as it can. It has 4 drives in a RAID 10 array, 1 ssd for system drive, and I have space for one more HD. This box wasn't designed for editing, it was a box for 3d content creation. So it has screaming CPU and a quadro 5000, but wasn't built with video editing in mind. I'm taking a stab at video work with it.

       

      I was thinking of putting footage files on the RAID and installing one more HD as the scratch drive. OR should I do the opposite, footage on a single spindle and scratch on the RAID? I figured that separating scratch and footage would be faster, even if one was only stored on a single spindle. On my next build, I will be sure to have a couple RAID 0 arrays for top performance. But in the meantime, I must make do with what I have. Thanks!