Okay, it took me days and days to figure out Premiere Pro and scratch/project discs. Now I have AE5.5 trial downloaded and I am struggling to understand, yet again.
My main OS drive is an SSD.
I then have my D drive, which is a RAID 0 made up of two 7200rpm Samsung Spinpoints.
Then I have my E drive, a Mirrored RAID, where all of my raw footage (stuff shot in the camera) is stored.
Here is a picture of my settings, which I am sure is wrong. I'd love someone who knows to tell mw what to change and to where.
P.S. You will notice both D and E drives I have a CS5.5 folder. That is because this is a trial and I set up a special folder on each drive for the AE5.5 stuff. It was just for my own ability to keep track of what I am doing.
I'd keep my disk cache and media cache on my SSD, since a) it's got the fastest read times and b) I don't care if the data gets lost. (SSDs are less reliable than mechanical drives so far, so I never put anything important on an SSD.)
I'd then have my source files on one of my other drives and write my output files to the other.
See this video:
My SSD is way too small for that. I can't have any cache on it. Sorry, I should have mentioned that in my original post.
I need to set up for the D and E drives. Those are what i use.