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.

       

      CPU:

      AMD Ryzen 1700X

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

       

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      RAM:

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

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

       

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      GPU:

      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.

       

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      Motherboard:

      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.

       

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      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.

       

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      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.

       

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      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.