5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 20, 2013 2:13 PM by Nivis Tigridis

    What to put on what HDD for best performances

    Nivis Tigridis

      Hi,

       

      A New HDD just fallen on my lap recently, I'm new into Premiere and I wished to use it for my video edition.

       

      Here my current Spec:

      CPU  I7-2600K @ 4.6Ghz

       

      RAM: 2 * [ RipjawsX ] F3-17600CL7D-4GBXHD (8 Gig total)

       

      Motherboard: GA-P67A-UD5-B3

       

      Hard Drive: 2 * Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB in Raid 0

       

      Graphics Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 Fermi Windforce

       

      The new HDD: is a ST 7200.14 500 gig.

       

      Right now, because I have no choice, all is on the RAID 0 array.

       

      I want to know for what / what to put on the new 500 gig HDD I've got.

       

      Best regards,

        • 1. Re: What to put on what HDD for best performances
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          I don't do raid, but this is how I use 3 drives

           

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

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          2 - 320Gig data for 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

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          3 - 1Terabyte data for all video files... input source & output export files... this would be your raid

          • 2. Re: What to put on what HDD for best performances
            Nivis Tigridis Level 1

            Ok I juste have 2 disk, Windows is on the RAID as well as Premiere.

             

            I COULD move Premiere out of the RAID but Windows stay where it is (for now).

             

            Therefore in my situation / configuration I would use the extra HDD for Project files.

             

            I was thinking to put the "source" materials there too and use the RAID for the final output / Temp processing items.

             

            Is that correct or I didn't understood correctly?

             

            Thank you,

            • 3. Re: What to put on what HDD for best performances
              Jim_Simon Level 8

              Here's what I'd do.

               

              500GB - Windows and Programs

              1TB - Projects/Scratch/Exports

              1TB - Media

              • 4. Re: What to put on what HDD for best performances
                SAFEHARBOR11 Most Valuable Participant

                Your media (video clips) should never be on the same hard drive as Windows. A dedicated drive is always recommended for NLE editing.

                 

                I would make the new 500GB the C: drive, and then use the RAID for video/projects files.

                 

                You would need to reinstall Windows, OR - I think you could use the Image Backup feature in Windows 7 and be able to duplicated the OS onto the new drive.

                 

                As a side note, if you can boost your RAM to 16GB, you will see some performance increase, helped with my Core i7 - 2600 system. Memory is very inexpensive at this time.

                 

                Thanks

                 

                Jeff Pulera

                Safe Harbor

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                • 5. Re: What to put on what HDD for best performances
                  Nivis Tigridis Level 1

                  TY Safeharbo11, you've answered my question correctly.

                   

                  For now I don't plan to mess around Windows and RAID configuration, I don't need a huge performance boost.  When I'll do I'll probably go the SSD Route for Windows.

                   

                  For the RAM, I have the cream of the crop as RAM speed / latency goes, and I don't use more then 50-55% of it in my projects.  So I won't touch it for now (they cost me 125-130$ / 4 gig kit; I have 2 of thooses).

                   

                  I doubt the Image would do since I'm Running a On Board RAID Array (not a dedicated card for it).  I will still look into it.

                   

                  Bottom line I'll move the Video source files on the new hdd for now (to have at least Windows & Premiere on a different drive then the Video files).

                   

                  I'll keep looking for a other 500 Gig that I could use to create a other Raid 0 array.

                   

                  Thanks you all.