5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2010 2:00 PM by nharman

    New Rig For CS% Pro

    Appaloosa-yachting

      Grateful for views on rig below mostly to be used for Premiere Pro CS5

       

      • Case ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO
      • Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-950 (3.06GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache
      • Motherboard    ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI
      • Memory (RAM)                24GB SAMSUNG DDR3 TRI-DDR3 1333MHz (6 X 4GB)
      • Graphics Card    1280MB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX470 GDDR5 PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11
      • 4 x 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
      • 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
      • Power Supply & Case Cooling     CORSAIR 850W PSU (TX850) 80+ ULTRA QUIET
      • Processor Cooling            TITAN FENRIR EXTREME DIRECT TOUCH COPPER CPU COOLER (£39)
      • Sound Card         ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Memory installed === 24 GB --common view appears that memory counts most

      4 x 1TB to spread load and have avoided Raid

      Avoided SSD because only noticeable effect would be a applications start up???

       

      Grateful for your views---have I got the balance right?

      Regards

      Barry

        • 1. Re: New Rig For CS% Pro
          John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Disk setup will depend on the type of video file you will use

           

          DV AVI or something like AVCHD do not necessarily need RAID

           

          Uncompressed files need RAID

           

          Read Harm on drive setup http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0
          - click the embedded picture in Harm's message to enlarge to reading size
          - you need AT LEAST 2 drives for video editing, 3 is better
          - some HD formats work better with (require) RAID

          • 2. Re: New Rig For CS% Pro
            Harm Millaard Level 7

            Barry,

             

            Seems like a well balanced and nice system. Only question is why 4 x 1 TB disks with only 16 MB cache, why not 32 MB or even 64 MB cache, especially since you try to avoid raid?

            • 3. Re: New Rig For CS% Pro
              Appaloosa-yachting Level 1

              John

               

              Thank you fov the reference---very useful.

               

              New rig is to complement my Canon EOS -1 D Mk 4 which according to the spec  uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for movies....sounds like compressed  .

               

              regards

               

              Barry

              • 4. Re: New Rig For CS% Pro
                Appaloosa-yachting Level 1

                Harm,

                 

                Started the configuration with 4x WD Blacks but was told that the mother board was limited to 2 x SATA 6.   So, went to the other extreme and selected the cheapest 4x1Tb arrangement.  Taking your advice, I could configure 2 x WD Blacks (SATA6) and use 2 x WD Greens (SATA3)....there appears to be a bit of a limit of 64 Cached drives offered by the outfit building the rig ......Are the Greens compatible with Premiere CS5?  .....I recall reading some concerns about their rotation speed  .

                 

                Regards

                 

                Barry

                 

                Message was edited by: Appaloosa-yachting Looking back over past messages,... think I've answered the question over the Greens...avoid.. Regards Barry

                • 5. Re: New Rig For CS% Pro
                  nharman

                  I would avoid the greens for video editing at all.

                   

                  They are fine to use in a data dump where you are just storing information and hardly ever accessing it, but other than that since they are 5400rpm drives they really suffer in terms of performance.

                   

                  That and Sata 6 vs Sata 3 really isn't that big of a deal, especially for disk based storage for the fact that really no harddrives are being bottlenecked by the sata 3 bandwidth.  There are a few SSD's that are close, but for a regular platter based drive you aren't going to be losing anything.