Looking for some recommendations on disk setup for CS4. Some quick specs. XP Pro 64 bit,Intel i7 extreme, 12GB DDR3 RAM, and 8 Velociraptor 300 GB Drives.
I orginally had it setup as a single Array (RAID 5 with online spare) with two partitions ( One for OS and program files, and one for storage and Scratch and Page file)on the array. I wasnt getting very good performance so I decided to wipe and reconfigure.
Would I be better off with 2 arrays? One array of 2 drives RAID 0(600 GB) for OS, Program Files, and Scratch Space. and the second array of 6 drives at RAID 5 (1.3 TB) for storage?
Or maybe even go with a single drive for OS and Program Files (300 GB). A single drive for Scratch Space (300 GB). and then the 6 Drives in RAID 5 for storage?
Also where would be the best loacation for the paging file?
Thanks in advance for the help
Keep it simple:
1. Upgrade to Win7-64
2. C disk for OS & programs, single Velociraptor
3. D disk for pagefile and everything else, 7 x Velociraptor in raid5
not worth using a 3rd drive for scratch space?
The speed of a 7-disk raid5 is far higher than a single disk. The speed degradation from a 7-disk to 6-disk raid may not outbalance the addition of a single disk for scratch.
I am seriously considering to move 2 single disks to my raid array, so I end up with 2 x 7 disks in a Raid30.