3 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2013 8:18 AM by Harm Millaard

    Disc set up for max performance

    icy100 Level 1

      I'd like some guidance on setting up my PC discs to get the best performance when editing on CS6 using Sony EX1, GoPro3, Canon 5D, DNXHD and uncompressed footage. I mostly use Premiere but also use AE, Photoshop, Encore, Audition and Speedgrade.

       

      Current system set up

      Asus X79 Pro MB

      3930k CPU

      GTX680 2MB GPU

      32GB Ram

      Windows 7 Professional

      Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD

      Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD

      Samsung Spinpoint HDD 1TB

      Samsung Spinpoint HDD 2TB

      Seagate 1TB HDD

      Raid0 (4X Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD on a Highpoint RocketRaid controller card)

       

       

      Any guidance on the best set up for scratch, projects, pagefile, assets, autosaves, cache etc would be most welcome.

        • 1. Re: Disc set up for max performance
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          C: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD for OS & programs & pagefile

          D: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD for media cache

          Samsung Spinpoint HDD 1TB Add to the raid5 below

          E: Samsung Spinpoint HDD 2TB for projects

          F: Seagate 1TB HDD for exports and previews

          G: Raid5 (5X Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD on a Highpoint RocketRaid controller card) for media

           

          Use additional disks for backup purposes.

          • 2. Re: Disc set up for max performance
            Steven L. Gotz Level 5

            I know that disagreeing with Harm is usually a silly and irresponsible thing to do, but this time I might suggest that the 5th 1TB Spinpoint that he suggested that you add to the RAID might prove handy off by itself for use as a place to store resources that are useful for multiple projects or that are unrelated to video editing.

             

            I have such a drive for my Windows 7 "My Documents" folder. It comes in handy in that it is backed up at a different rate and in a different way than the other drives (Internet based backup instead of local drives).

             

            Just a thought.

            • 3. Re: Disc set up for max performance
              Harm Millaard Level 7

              Steve, I mainly suggested a 5 disk raid5 for some security, especially for media. In speed it will be almost as fast as 4 disks in raid0, but now you can encounter a failed disk without losing data. And the OP has sufficient other disks.