2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2011 9:17 PM by Frédéric Segard

    Will this disk setup function, jeeze


      Editing AVCHD with Adobe CS5.5

      exporting to dvd and brd

      Microsoft Win 7 Professional

      ASUS P6X58D-E

      Quad Core i7 950

      CORSAIR XMS3 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

      GTX 560Ti(2GB)

      Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steele ATX Case

      CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W

      Blu-ray Burner 12x




                         Might this work?



      C: Boot Drive = 1 Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

      D: Media/Project Files = 2 x HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s - Raid 1

      E: Editing Drive = G-Tech G-Raid (external - eSATA) Hard drive array - 2TB - Raid 0

      F: Exports/Render Previews = 1 HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 

      Dump my cameras to D: - Raid 1 - on-board IHCR or Marvell chip

      A copy of my source files sent to E: 

      Frequently backing up Project Files (to D:) while editing

      If the editing drive were to fail, could I grab my backed up

      source files and Project files, copy them, and be back in the game?

      or starting my edit over?

      Thanx in advance for any advice and other suggestions for this build.

        • 1. Re: Will this disk setup function, jeeze
          Harm Millaard Level 7

          I'm not clear what you mean by 'editing' drive. You have media and projects on D and previews and exports on F. so what is E for?


          The last couple of days I have read a number of people with G-Tech raids achieving no more than 50% of the speed of a single internal disk. Hope you don't belong to that category.

          • 2. Re: Will this disk setup function, jeeze
            Frédéric Segard Level 2

            Since you're using an H.264 based codecs (AVCHD), I'd strongly suggest a 970 six-core CPU instead of a four-core.


            Do you plan on doing a lot of multi layers? Because if you do, maybe you should RAID your media disk. Otherwise, for standard run of the mill stuff, looks fine. But why don't you take advantage of the two SATAIII connexions on your mobo with SATAIII drives? D: and/or E: would be good candidates.


            But I'm as baffled as Harm on this, what do you mean "editing drive"? Since you mentioned your project and media disk is on D:. Archiving perhaps?