Correct, you'll want to make the single drive your OS drive, and use the RAID as your "production drive", storing the video files you're editing, scratch disc, etc.
You need the speed of the RAID for your production files, not the OS. Make sure to backup your RAID regularly. If one drive dies in a RAID 0 configuration, then all your data is lost across all drives. Adding more drives to a RAID 0 increases the probibility of a drive falure.
I used to have 1 W.D. VELOCIRAPTOR FOR O.S. ,2 more in RAID 0 for producction and 1 WD Green 1TB for backup.
Now I have the WD Green with the O.S., 3x300 W.D.RAPTORS Raid0 (+-350mbit transferdata) and another W.D. Green 1TB For backup.
I guees that nothing can be better for the price. And I'm using the Raid controller of the M.B.
My 3 hard drives are configured as...
1 - 320G WD Win7 and all programs
2 - 320G WD Win7 swap file and PPro projects
3 - 1T WD all video files... read and write
Of course, that is with AVCHD... which does not require raid to work
John do you have your PC in the ppbm. I like to see your performance as I like to see and compare diferents results.
I just don't like RAID 0 myself. If you're shooting from tape, a single hard drive is plenty fast enough. You're better off using the second half of that RAID 0 for something else.
If you're shooting tapeless, definitely go with some type of "data protection" form of RAID - 3, 5 or 1.
Crist--Not sure what you mean by "ppbm"?
Thanks all for the feedback!
My new system has:
a Sata SSD for the "C" (programs)
a PCIE SSD for Scratch Drive and Day to Day Project use (reduces time in auto saves while working)
a "regular" drive for saving "safety" projects at the end of the day
a 4 drive RAID 5 setup for MEDIA Drive (video audio and graphics files)
You must start to considerat to O.C. your pc Other wise even a 920 will work much more faster.
Letme know if you are interested and I can give you some info.