Hello, everyone. I've tried to piece this together given the various threads already on the subject, but I can't quite figure out how to weigh certain elements, so I wonder if someone can speak to a setup like this.
I have an Asus G75V laptop - has two drives built in. I just bought a 'cradle' to convert my optical drive to a third HD. So, my hardware is now:
C: / D: (250GB SSD)
E: / F: (750GB 7200RPM)
G: (250GB SSD - new!)
L: / M: / N: (8TB RAID5 NAS connected over Gigabit ethernet)
My system (Windows) is on C:, and so far I've been using D: for 'current projects' (ie video files/whatever I'm currently working on, even though it's the same physical drive - it still seems faster to use the same SSD than a separate 7200RPM drive)... This, I guess, is the crux of the question: I now have three physical drives, so three different SATA ports to avoid bottlenecks there... but one of them is a 7200RPM drive. What makes the most sense, organizationally?
I'm thinking this, but I'd love other people's thoughts:
C: - system
D: - applications (Adobe suite)
E:/F: - previews..? and exports? really not sure about this until I upgrade this to an SSD?
G: - current project (all project files: audio/video/etc.), scratch/caches? (or should that go on D: as well..?)
L:/M:/N: - backups!
Please help! I am fairly confused.