Raid 0, 5, 6, 10 means that you have the option to choose a raid format.
If you give Eric a call, he can explain all the options you have.
From reading some of your other posts and guides do you think that RAID 5 would be the way to go there, vs 4 seperate drives?
Lets assume that I go with RAID 5 does the overall config of the PC look decent? There are SO MANY options there, that I was trying to balance money and power. I guess pretty much like everyone else.
Give Eric a call, (more about the matrox if needed or not) but whilst i am here.
if you are going to do a raid 5/6 you really need a dedicated Raid card. as we refuse to do raid 5 with onboard raid.
(trust me you dont want that)
the drive config should look like this anyway
then 2 sets raid array (or 1 large one (8 drive))
Media drive array
Export drive array
Thanks for the reply Scott. So you really think I need 8 drives?
FYI - our computer right now just has two drives. One for OS and Programs and the other (1.5TB) for everything in Premiere (Project files/Media/Export). Obviously I know this is not a good setup but it has worked for the past 3 years or so.
I will give Eric a call either today or next week and talk to him about our needs and wants. Do I just call the sales number that is on the site (Eric Bowen 859-635-5762). I assume that is the Eric you are talking about.
Thanks again for the help. I am getting a headache trying to put something together.
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no i dont think you need 8 drives at all (most dont)
most the systems we ship for AVCHD and similar codecs look like this
Media Drive (2 drive raid 0)
Export Drive (2 drive raid 0)
then use a back up plan to an external drive(s), NAS etc.
IF you wanted raid 5 for redundacy you can add 2 more drives, 1 each to the raid arrays but you need a dedicated raid controller to do this and we still recommend
backing up to an external source.
yes thats the right # to talk with Eric or I, Eric preferably as you picked a Matrox that you may or may not need.
Awesome Scott, thanks!
If I can get this wedding done that I am working on, I will give you a call today.
Thanks for chatting with me Scott... It was a pleasure talking to Eric too! Going to pass your quote on and go from there...