I currently have the 2 15K sas drives in a raid 0 config. I am thinking of using the enhance-tech quadrapak I saw on the site to install 4 2.5in 10k sas drives instead. I want the best perfmormance possible. I do basic editing of movies at home (just starting) and play games although nothing that advanced. I am mostly impatient and trying to improve on the times when rending the clips from dv to mpeg2 for storage or converting frapsed video to wmv and things like that.
I am currently running a dual woodcrest 3Ghz with 8GB Ram and the 2 15k sas drives on Vista x64. I was doing some work over the weeked and say that my cpu never really maxed out but I thought it should be able to handle it faster so I am thinking maybe it is my hard drives. I am using Premiere elements (latest Version).
I have all the data backed up so i am not worried about that part of it.
Thanks for the tip. I had one other question. Would the controller make much of a difference? This is a precision 490 workstation using the Perc 5i raid controller. Would moving to a 256MB caching controller by adaptec help at all or just an overkill?
Actually I think I am going to keep both the 2 15k ones and the 4 10k ones. I may make the primary HD be the 4 10k ones and then just setup to capture any video to the 2 15 ones. Then during the converting process it will read off the 2 drives and write to the 4. I am hoping that will give me the best perf I can get.