Here's what I recommend:
C: 256GB - System
D: 1TB - Projects
E: 500GB - Cache
F: 1TB x 3, RAID 3 - Media (You'll need to get one more of the Black drives and an Areca card.)
G: 1TB - Exports
Use externals for backups and a second computer for non-editing activities.
The settings you gave me I like it, but after reading the article that has shown me cc_merchant, I created many doubts, and I still do not know which disks to use for homework.
In many forums I've seen people putting SSD RAIDs for export. In other SSD RAIDs for Media. Put for example giving me footage of a Black magic cinema camera that I think are on the RED 200Mb/so. Than i need the Most fast disks for the media.
Also discussed in the article that Media Cache and Media Cache datebase need fast drive.
Which Areca card do you recommend me?
C: 256GB - System, around 500 MB/s.
D: 1TB - Projects, around 150 or less MB/s depending on fill rate.
E: 500GB - Cache, around 80 MB/s or less depending on fill rate.
F: 1TB x 3, RAID 3 - Media, around 250 MB/s.
G: 1TB - Exports, around 150 MB/s, assuming a WD Black. WD Green around 80 MB/s.
Does not sound like a good solution, especially with the slow speed of the Cache drive.
You can come up with better alternatives, I think.
So what you recommend me?
After read a lot forums and tweakers-page:
-C: 256GB - OS, Programs, Pagefiles
-D: Crucial M500 480GB or 3x 1TB Caviar Black RAID 0 - Media Project (Footage, Music, photos, graphics, etc.), Project.ppj
-E: 3x Caviar Black 1TB RAID 0 or SSD: Previews, Exports, Media Cache / Datebase.
-F: 2TB Caviar Green: Backups
-G: 1TB Caviar Green: Pc things (movies, music, documents)
External: 2TB WD My Passports USB 3.0: Backups.
Maybe add other SSD for Media Cache.
What do you think?