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

    Disc set up for max performance

    icy100

      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.