2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2011 3:01 AM by Trevor.Dennis

    New System drive configuration and SRT with Z68MBs?

    Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

      I am just waiting for 2700K to become available here in New Zealand before getting a new system box built for me, but have a dilemma about drives. 


      I was hoping to use a Z68XP-UD3-iSSD, but they are not being stocked by the official Gigabyte importers in New Zealand, and my builder is reluctant to buy offshore because of warrantee issues, so I am wondering if he could use a Z68XP-UD4 and fit a small SSD to make use of SRT?


      My current Q9550 system has the OS on a 300Gb Velociraptor, a 150Gb 7400rpm Velociraptor reserved for Scratch, and two internal 1Tb WD Blacks.  I also have two USB3 1TB external drives which work really well.  Drives are already in short supply here, so I am wondering how to configure the new box.  I shall transfer the two 1Tb internal data drives to the new system.


      Do I need the throughput of raid0 or can I manage without?  I guess I can upgrade to a raid0 pair later if it looks like I have a bottleneck.


      I am using CS5.1 for DSLR footage.


      Other specs for the new box are Coolermaster ATX case with 650W PSU

      GTX 560Ti


      4 x 4Gb DDR3 1333



      Thanks for any help