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Scott & Eric are frequent contributors to this forum.
They also happen to be editing system experts and as an added bonus they're audio savants too.
You can find them at http://ADKvideoediting.com
I speak of them so highly because I bought a system from them about a year ago and not a single problem.
whoohoo my first reply !!!
thanks so much Dailly i'll chek um out ...dude i wish u could win something for being the first (:
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I agree for turnkey audio/video systems ADK is your best resource. But let me introduce you to the Premiere Pro Benchmark (PPBM5) web site where Harm and I have (as of 3/18/2011) 309 tested configurations running CS5 including a few of the ADK configurations and DIY configurations.
I would have to disagree that ADK is a "turnkey" builder.
My CUSTOM build of almost a year ago was specific to my needs and each element was chosen to fit those needs.
285 GTX GPU
24 GB RAM
Windows 7 Pro
The programs were tested and installed before the system shipped.
Finally, probably the biggest plus, is that not only do you have someone to personally guide you through building your system, you have someone who you already know you can call directly on the phone if anything goes wrong. But as I mentioned before the system has worked flawlessly.
For the record, my only relationship with ADK is as a satisfied customer.
I guess you and I have different definitions of a turnkey system. I think it is a high compliment that ADK prides themselves in build custom made turnkey NLE and Audio workstations..
Here is a quote from their site:
TurnKey: We deliver to you a working right out of the box experiance.What this means is we intergrate your hardware and software. We install and update your software, we install and get the latest drivers for your hardware. Even if you did not buy from us and you already own these products.Best of all we do this for FREE.
Why do you disagree?
I agree with Bill... my 1st editing computer was a Pentium 3 built by Alienware, to MY specification from their list of options
It was TURNKEY in that all I had to do was take it out of the shipping carton and plug the power cord into the wall socket
No hardware building... no software install... it was all ready to "turn the key" and it was running... just like a car
thanks for your support guys. it now looks like i'm changing up my rig again. looks like were going to be going with a RAID set up
1 http://Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive which i already have on the rig i'm using
my cousin gino orffitelli who's mainly a gamer builder for his company ePro had this to say in an email to me last nite.. he gave kool props to the adobe forums
'finally had a few min read through your email and skim the links you made in adobe'.....'as far as storage is concerend i believe the mobo's your looking at support RAID and from what i read thanks to your links, RAID 5 offers the best performance and saftey which means 4 HDD's.....' with the knowlege base your building and contacts u have you and i may just open a new direction for ePRO'.....
i try my hardest to understand RAID but since i'm a novice with computers its really hard for me to grasp it...http://forums.adobe.com/thread/525263
my brain is in overload insane trying to process all this (:
so guys... RAID 5 with the rest of the hardware i'll be using ?
like i said i'd like to have the max performance for my audio/vidio rig.
thanks again guys
I'm trying not to sound condescending, but you are pretty new in this field, but hey, that is how we all started.
You have already done your research and I can understand you may be overwhelmed by all the technical jargon, details and the assumed expertise of the reader. There are basically three forms of raids, striped (fast, no security), mirrored (slow, full security) and parity (fast, reasonable security). You have probably read all about that in my article about raids, that you linked to.
Using either the motherboard capabilities or using Windows for software raids works only decently (in comparison to hardware raids) when you use striped or mirrored raids. As soon as you want to use parity raids, to profit from both the speed and the improved security, a hardware controller is much more efficient and puts a lower burden on the overall system.
What it boils down to is the following:
Striped raid, Raid0: Fast, no security, perfectly OK to use on-board or Windows software.
Mirrored raid, Raid1/10: Slow, high security, OK to use on-board or Windows software.
Parity raid, Raid3/5/6+: Fast, reasonable security, use a hardware raid controller.
Hope this helps to clear up some of the doubts you had.
hey harm how r ya !
no dude your not being condensening at all. i am totaly new almost all of this.
harm do i even need to go raid at this time. ?
like i said in my original post i'm a protools guy. this video editing thing is a whole different animal
what hd config would u suggest for a non raid video editing rig
3 or 4 ?
please keep in mind on my courant rig i have 1 decent hd i can use http://Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive possibly for the main ?
using my WD 640GB with my budget i can go up to
my question ... for a 4 HD confIg non RAID how would u set them up for max video editing performance
i really appreciate your time and help harm .... this is huge that your helping me out