6 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2011 9:30 PM by 180sxboosting

    Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?

    180sxboosting

      Hi guys

       

      Yes I have read this table http://forums.adobe.com/thread/662972?tstart=0

       

      The question is...

       

      Do I go duel 120gb SSD'S or one SSD and two 10,000rpm drives?  SSD's in question are OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS

       

      #1 SSD for OS,Programs,Pagefile,Media Cache

      #2 SSD for Media,Projects,Previews,Exports

       

      Total of 240gb for use with Premiere Pro cs5.5

       

      OR

       

      #1 SSD for OS,Programs,Pagefile

      #1 WD VelociRaptor 10,000RPM for Media,Projects

      #2 WD VelociRaptor 10,000RPM for Previews, Media Cache, Exports

       

      Total of 720gb for use with Premiere Pro cs5.5

       

      ROUGHLY SAME PRICE

       

      It is obvious the second setup will have the added benefit of more space but I am just concerned about which will give better performance?|

       

      I shoot HD video with a DSLR which comes in a H264 format and at the transcode the files with MPEG streamclip.  I am fiarly new to video editing and will not be making MASSIVE projects.  More for personal use.

       

      I should add the other specs of the PC....

       

      i7 2600k

      Asus p67 deluxe

      16gb g.skill ripjaws x

      nvidia 560GTX (hacked for mercury playback engine)

      2tb storage drive

       

      So what do you professionals think? 

       

      THANKS!

        • 1. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
          Bill Gehrke Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          None of the above rather than blowing money on SSD drives I would spend it on much less expensive hard disk drives and have more drives and at least one two drive RAID 0 array

           

          Oh, and welcome to the forums.  You might want to be aware of the Premiere Pro BenchMark (PPBM5) site to see what others have done.

          • 2. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
            180sxboosting Level 1

            Thanks for the reply.

             

            I am definatly going with the SSD drive for my boot drive due to the massive performance increase which has been proven when booting windows and loading programs.

             

            Which setup would be pointing in the best direction?

             

            SETUP A....

             

            C: 1x 120gb SSD = $300.00 (OS,Programs)

            D: 1x 300gb 10,000RPM  Sata $150.00 (Previews,Exports)

            E: 1x 300gb 10,0000RPM Sata $150.00 (Pagefile,Media Cache)

            F: 1x 300gb 10,0000RPM Sata $150.00 (Media Projects)

            TOTAL COST = $750.00

             

             

            SETUP B....

             

            using cheaper hard drives.... (Samsung F3 Spinpoints 1tb 7200rpm sata II)

             

            C: 1x 120gb SSD = $300.00 (OS,Programs)

            D: 2x F3's Raid 0 =$118.00 (Previws,Exports)

            E: 2x F3's Raid 0 =$118.00 (Pagefile, Media Cache)

            F: 2x F3's Raid 0 =$118.00 (Media,Projects)

             

             

            TOTAL COST = $654.00

             

            The thing I am worried about with setup B is the fact that having so many hdd's means a drive failure from time to time is more likely.


            This brings me to a couple more questions...

             

            Would I need a raid conroller for Seup B?

             

            Is it worth going a VelociRaptor 10,000RPM dries as opposed to the much cheaper F3 Spinpoints in raid 0?

             

            Thanks!

            • 3. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
              JEShort01 Level 4

              I'd choose C, but with a twist...

               

              SETUP C with a twist....

               

              C: 1x 120gb SSD = $300.00 [boot, OS, programs]

              D: 2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M in raid 0 =$118.00 [projects, media (audio & video), Windows cache]

              E: 2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M in raid 0 =$118.00 [CS5 media cache, media cache DB, render output]

              F: 2x Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 SATA II 7200RPM 32M in raid 0 =$118.00 [put these drives in hot-swap cages and use for on & off-site backups]

               

               

              TOTAL COST = $654.00

              • 4. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
                180sxboosting Level 1

                Thanks for your input!

                 

                Why would you suggest I use the F3 Spinpoints over the WD Raptors?????

                 

                 

                I am still left with these questions...

                 

                 

                Would I need a raid conroller for Seup B?

                 

                Is it worth going 6 x F3's in raid 0 opposed to 3 x Raptors? keeping in mind I will have to run twice as many drives!!!!  Chance of failure doubles!!

                 

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
                  RjL190365 Level 4

                  180sxboosting,

                   

                  Here is the reason why the F3s are recommended over the Raptors:

                   

                  The 3.5" Raptors, despite their 10,000 RPM spindle speed, are still slower overall than the F3's in sequential transfer speeds. The "newer" (but still oldish) Velociraptors still have a slower maximum sequential transfer speed than the F3's (the F3's can sustain 140+ MB/s on the outer tracks while the Velociraptors barely touch 120 MB/s on the outer tracks).

                   

                  And those speeds are just as single drives. If those F3's are in a RAID 0, then single Velociraptors would be more than two times slower (sequential-speed-wise) than most of the RAID 0'd combinations of two 1TB 7200 RPM hard drives.

                  • 6. Re: Duel SSD vs SSD + 2xHDD?
                    180sxboosting Level 1

                    Exactly what I wanted to know thanks apprecaite it!