Editing AVCHD with Adobe CS5.5
exporting to dvd and brd
Microsoft Win 7 Professional
Quad Core i7 950
CORSAIR XMS3 24GB (6 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
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.
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.
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?