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