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I did not respond initially because I do no know macs. However, since no one else has responded yet I will reply regarding how I would use your new drives with CC Premiere Pro on a Windows PC:
- 240GB M500 - boot drive, programs
- 2x RAID 0 on Intel ports for primary data array - Windows paging file, all data (media, projects, scratch files, cache files, and render outputs)
- 3TB 7200 rpm drive - daily backups of RAID 0 SSD array and storage for old projects, media, etc. that does not fit on the SSD RAID array
Thanks Jim, I did wonder about this approach. My only concern is whether it creates a bottleneck in the Raid array when everything is coming from the same place. I can understand why it would on older HDD's, but I'm not sure about SSD's.
Anyway I'll probably give this a go and see what happens. Do you know any apps that will auto backup from the Raid array at the end of the day? Obviously I can do it manually, but was just wondering?
In fact being on a Mac I wonder if it's better to use Time Machine to back up to an external drive?
Regarding the bottleneck in Windows for a simultaneous Read/Write for a SSD RAID 0 for a 32GB system running Premiere Pro there is lots of RAM available for disk caching by the Operating System that can smooth out any simulataneous calls for reads & writes. I'm not sure about how this works with Apple though.
Regarding backups, I can't help you with software recommendations for a Mac. It would be ideal though to use an internal drive for daily backups from the RAID 0 to go to the 3TB 7200rpm internal drive if Time Machine will let you archive to a drive that has other data on it to (other data as I mentioned above: old projects, media, etc. that does not fit on the SSD RAID array). Then, backup less frequently to an external drive too for offsite archiving purposes.