2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2016 9:02 PM by RoninEdits

    Best drive configuration for Adobe premiere

    jomsjoms Level 1

      Hi,

       

      I am a hobbyist and I would like to start learning how to do video editing. I plan to edit our 4K home videos so there’s no professional work involved. Anyway, what I would like to know is how to best configure my SSD/Hard drive for Adobe premiere. 

       

      I shoot using my Sony a7rii for photo and Sony AX33 for video (4K).

       

      What I do =  Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere (learning now), After effects (will learn in the future). No games.

       

      My system:

      I7-6800K (overclocked moderately)

      Noctua NH-D15s CPU Fan

      Asus X99 Deluxe/U3.1 Motherboard

      Asus GT660i (soon to be GTX1070 or should I go 1080?)

      Gskill Ripjaws4 32GB RAM (should I go 64GB?)

      Corsair AX860 power supply

      Phanteks Evolv Tempered Glass Case

      Benq 32” BL3201PH 4K monitor

      Xrite i1 Display

       

      My drives: (should I configure it this way or something else?)

      Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD  =  OS/Programs/Media Cache/Media Cache database

       

      Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2  =  Project files/Audio files/Scratch Disk/Preview

      Western Digital RE 6TB Hard drive =  Photo Storage / Video Storage / Autosave / Exports

      Western Digital Black 4TB Hard drive = Backup

        • 1. Re: Best drive configuration for Adobe premiere
          JaysonM-Y Level 3

          At those specs, you're not really planning to stay a hobbyist.


          850 512 GB = OS, Programs, Page
          950 512GB = Media Cache, Autosave,

          WD Black 4TB x 2 in Raid 0 = Media, Projects, Previews, Exports,

          RE 6TB = Backup

          • 2. Re: Best drive configuration for Adobe premiere
            RoninEdits Most Valuable Participant

            if you have small enough projects, another disk setup would look like this:

             

            Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSD  =  OS/Programs/Media Cache/Media Cache database

            Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2  =  active project and media /Scratch Disk/Preview

            Western Digital RE 6TB Hard drive =  archived projects and media / Autosave / Exports

            Western Digital Black 4TB Hard drive = stock video and audio file collection, os/apps drive image backup, misc storage

             

            the gtx 1070 should be plenty

            AE would be the only program that might want the 64gb, for more ram previews. once you start learning and using AE you might decide how well the 32gb is working vs adding more ram.