At some stage I intend to move up to CS5, although I have found CS4 to be a pretty good work horse to date for HDV from my Sony Z5. My second camera is a Sony NX5 (AVCHD). I have no problem mixing the two cameras into one timeline in CS4.
My upgrade path is one step at a time. So rather than post in the CS4 forum I thought my question would fit just as well in the CS5 forum.
I am currently looking to add more redundancy into my HDD setup and the scratch disks in particular.
I have searched the forum for RAID 5 v. RAID 10 (1 + 0) but haven't really found a satisfactory or difinitive answer.
I am current running RAID 0 for my scratch with no redundancy other than an independent network store using a RAID 1 PC which is now filling up quickly (I'm upgrading it in the next few days from 1TB RAID 1 to 2TB RAID 1).
And now I am using the NX5 with file storage rather than the MiniDV tapes of the Z5 (which are great for archiving), I need to reconsider my workflow - so might as well start from "scratch" Pun intended.
On my editing worksation I am running Intel i7 920, 9GB RAM. The system has a fairly respectable rating using the PPBM (my thanks to Bill for his recommendations). The MOBO is an Asus P6T, although I will look to purchase a separate PCI 4 port SATA RAID controller for the scratch setup.
Can someone please put this question to rest: RAID 5 or RAID 10 for Adobe CS5 (or CS4).
The RAID level for paranoids in a hurry... that's me, and that's the one, or a resounding 10 in my case.
Appreciate the link - very helpful.
The easiest way to comapre the 2 is Raid 5 is more efficient and Raid 10 has greater performance but at the added cost of more HDD's. I have never been a fan of Raid 10 because it costs so much when you add in the amount of drives required for equivalent or greater speed just to lessen the overhead on the raid controller to reduce rebuild load. Couple this with the added failure rate percentage for each extra hard drive you have for a good raid 10 array and it's really not worth it. The best overall raid is Raid 5 or Raid 6 in my opinion.