I've read the optimal drive setup tutorial.
I currently have 1 300g 15k SCSI drive as my os/app drive. The next two I am wondering what should be the most pertinant thing about each. Obviously the storage drive should be huge but is speed also important or can go with a green WD 2tb drive? For the scrubbing, pagefile drive, what should be most important about it? Size or speed or both? Will a decent SSD drive be sufficient for it?
I don't have room in my rig for a RAID-0 setup so that is totally out of the question. The reason: a custom h20 setup limited my rig to 1 drive only. The second drive i've mounted a cage that is only capable of storing 1 drive also. This is a long shot for me...
Thanks for your time and help
I definitly would not go with a green drive. It is a much slowed down version. You should only use such a drive for completely off-line archiving.
If you have SATA ports available on the motherboard, why not investigate adding an eSATA connector or even a dual eSATA capability and rely on it for additional drives? For the price of your single 2 TB WD green drive you can get two Seagate 1.5 TB 7200 RPM drives and then instal them in external eSATA boxes or one internally.
I've decided on the 1Tb FALS WD drive to start off with. Already clicked the agree to purchase button.
I've also got a good idea going for where to store my drives. I have an extra case (PC-60) that I was getting ready to cut for an h20 project ...4 months back. So, I've decided to just use it like an extnernal enclosure but an entire PC case. I also put 4 orders of a SATA internal to SATA external pci brackets to go from my editing box to my storage case. Now I just have to figure out a way to supply power to the drives and cooling fans