C: SSD - OS/Programs
D: 2TB - Projects/Cache/Scratch
E: 2TB - Media/Exports
C: SSD - OS/Programs
D: (2x2TB RAID 0 on Intel SATA ports) - projects/cache/scratch/media/exports
Three seperate would be optimum, as would a faster projects but your could easily get by as directed by #2
Hey Jim question on this...
Your layout goes against Harm's post: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972
Specifically the re-positioning of cache and media.
Is your assessment based on newer information or just a differing opinion?
I'm wondering which way to go with my new 3 hard drive setup as well so wanted to get this cleared up.
just a differing opinion?
One quick extrapolation if I may...
When we talk about media cache concerning disk set-up I know there is "Project Settings > Scratch Disks" where we can repoint "Video Previews" and "Audio Previews"... but I also see there is "Preferences > Media" which takes me to a window with the ability to repoint "Media Cache Files" and "Media Cache Database". This is something I haven't messed with in the past - should I be repointing them to another drive as well if possible?
If you're really interested in a performance enhancement, you might want to address your C drive first. With on a scant 59GB left, you have no room for disc overprovisioning.
An upgrade to at least a 256GB (or 512GB) would do wonders for drive longevity and continued snappy performance throughout the life of the drive.
That is nonsense. Fill rate on a SSD has nothing to do with overprovisioning, which is a hardware design by the manufacturer. You are confusing it with garbage collection and trim functionality. For the OS disk that is not really relevant either, since the bulk of the data on the SSD are only read, never written.
"Media Cache Files" and "Media Cache Database" - should I be repointing them to another drive as well if possible?
I would, if you have a drive available.
Hated to hijack this thread - but hopefully still relevant.
So here's what I'm going with based on what I currently own, forum/web research and Jim's recent comments above:
WD Blue 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA
SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA
WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA
Preview Files, Media Cache, Exports
I don't remember the reason, but I remember reading here not to use WD Blue drives, only Black.
Hmmmm... interesting. Unfortunately I'm pretty stuck with what I have here (tapped out) so I'm far more interested in if I'm allocating the various Premiere assets to the disks at hand in a smart way.
That should work fine.
Jul 21, 2013 3:55 AM in reply to Kranex1
Fill rate on a SSD has nothing to do with overprovisioning, which is a hardware design by the manufacturer. You are confusing it with garbage collection and trim functionality. For the OS disk that is not really relevant either, since the bulk of the data on the SSD are only read, never written.
Not nonsense. In fact, they are closely related. As for the manufacture's design, that's only an average setting and a minimum one at that. Just like people never get the gasoline mileage manufactures claim in the auto industry. Since nobody drive under perfect conditions.
Actually use and percentages may vary according to read/write frequency of use. As you so eloquently pointed out.