I just want to see if this is the right setup for video editing. I will mostly work with AVCHD files and exporting it to Blu-Ray discs. My projects will be on the C drive and I will store the end products on the D drive. Is the stripe sizes correct? I changed my mind and will go with RAID 6 for the D drive. Do you think that's better than RAID 10? Which drive should I set the scratch disks?
My current system is:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Asus p6t Deluxe
My new parts:
Areca 1231ml RAID Controller Card
Two 120GB OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTX120G SSDs
Six 2TB Western Digital WD20EADS HDs
The two SSDs will be RAID 0 and the stripe size 64k
The 6 WD drives will be RAID 6 and the stripe size 128k
Is there a specific reason you chose the 1231ML instead if the newer 1680-iX-12 with the faster IOP348?
Make sure your SSD's support the trim function.
Why Raid6 instead of Raid3, possibly with a hot-spare (7-th) disk?
Run HD-Tach or similar and put your scratch disks on the fastest array.