12 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2017 10:52 PM by exile1972

    Final Touches on First Workstation Build.

    jackwilsonvideo Level 1

      Hey guys,


      I am close to setting up my Premiere workstation after a few months of research/planning. I wanted to list my specs/workflow and see if the experts here can chime in to see if I could optimize it any better. Any opinions are well appreciated.



      AMD Ryzen 1700X

      Can probably overclock to 3.8Ghz but tired of random BSOD errors in the middle of working on projects.





      Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000

      Can overclock to a stable 2666Mhz since latest BIOS update.





      MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB ARMOR OCV1

      No need to upgrade to 1080Ti because of negligible performance gains within Premiere Pro specifically. I ran my own tests with a 1080Ti to come to this conclusion.





      ASRock X370 Taichi

      Has lots of great features but boot time is slow (~25 seconds).



      OS Drive:

      Samsung 960 EVO 250GB

      Works great, can't say I'm missing out on anything from the 960 PRO.


      C-Drive Bench.png


      Media Drives:

      Hitachi Deskstar NAS 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM (x3 in RAID0)

      Created volume via disk management disk striping. Seems to run okay, but I can't notice any real-life performance gains compared to working from a G-Drive.


      A-Drive Bench.png


      Cache Drives:

      Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (x2 in RAID0)

      Created volume via disk management disk striping. Not sure if there is any value of having two SSDs for cache files.


      D-Drive Bench.png


      Backup Drives:

      G-Drive 5TB (x2)

      G-Drive 2TB

      Everything from the 12TB RAID is manually backed up to these external drives. Looking into using a program called Beyond Compare to schedule automatic folder copying. Has anyone else used this program? I set up this configuration instead of a 24TB RAID10 because of the convenience of having portable drives.


      Archive Drives:

      WD easystore 8TB External Hard Drive

      WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM (x2)

      WD Elements 2TB

      Archive space for wrapped projects. Quickly filling up. Anyone used cloud-based archive storage before? Is it cost effective? I have gigabit internet so it's an option.


      Lender Drive:

      LaCie Rugged 4TB

      This drive goes out to other editors I'm working with.