I have finally got the budget for a long overdue upgrade from an amd turion 1,8 ghz laptop and i am considering two build options. One with a raid controller and one without one, going on software raid 0 with backup on external hdds.
Basicly both options are with the same core components, different beeing only the storage options
I like it because it has a lot of sata 2 and 3 inputs
I plan to overclock to 4.2ghz
Not sure if it will sustain my storage configuration and a 4.2 ghz overclock...
I just need 2 min so i could save my projects and shut down, i think its enough wattage...
I like this one because it has 8 HDD spaces and a lot of fans. I would have liked a LianLi, but there is no dealership in Romania.
Would consider one with a Display port output, but not sure if i need one. I have a LED Samsung tv with only HDMI and VGA connections, and i would like sometimes to view the edit on a TV, not on a IPS panel monitor that i will buy:)
Pretty good price and performance. I have 5 of these on usb 2.0, and i edited full hd P2 40min+, 3 layer multicam materials on these babies. Not too fast scrooling, but realtime playback ok.
Basic need, i prefer IDE because i can use the extra sata port on a hdd
| 20 eur|
At first, and then his big brother HP LP2475W
Here i have 2 possible configurations
Option 1: 6 TB - 4 HDD + 1 SSD
SSD for OS and page file
2x Seagate raid 0 for project files
2x WD raid 0 for media cache
Option 2: 8 TB - 9HDD
And an OS 320GB disk.
The controller option is a bit more expensive, but performance-wise, i understand its better. I tried to find areca, but they are not sold in Romania, and i need the warranty, so i cannot order from abroad. US prices are better, but when it comes in my country, i have to pay VAT wich in the end adds up to more then its worth at prices locally.
I tried to find in the user guide of the controller if i can add hdds to the array without formatting, so i could buy at first just 4 hdds and then add as i make the budget available.
First and foremost worry i have is that wthout the controller i have sata 3, and a 6 tb capacity with 4 hdds, rather than a 8 tb in a 9 hdd array... kind'ov expensive for the number of hdds... If i would add 2tb hdds to the array, it would be way over budget....
Total budget would be around 2800-2900 Euro...
I would like some opinions on the build if you have the time.