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April 2, 2010 1:58:31 PM

Hello,

I know there is a ton of info out on this site...its very helpful.

Im trying to best figure out the best setup for the hardware I have. I recently bought a system for around 1400 and its been great. For using vegas pro It could be faster. I think its my HD setup...which i didnt put much thought into---bad idea--

the system is as such:

Motherboard: ASROCK X58 EXTREME 1366 RT

CPU: CPU INTEL|CORE I7 920 2.66G

RAM: 6GB total 2Gx3|OCZ OCZ3G1600LV6GK R

HD: I own (2) 80GB and (1) 320GB ide drives(I know they suck!) and
(1) 1TB sata 2 7200...on the even slower end:
(1) 500GB USB and (1) 2TB USB

GPU: VGA SAPPHIRE|100283VXL HD5770


So what would be the best setup using my current hardware? Do I install win7 on the IDE and use the sata for scratch?

I was thinking of buying Premiere pro..but to make it worthwhile I probably need new disks.

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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2010 2:01:08 PM

What are the exact models of the drives? If the 1 TB is a newer drive (i.e. Samsung Spinpoint F3, Seagate 7200.12, Caviar Black), they're likely to be the fastest standard HDDs out there.
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April 2, 2010 2:04:35 PM

The IDe drives are all seagate barracuda..sorry the sata is a WD caviar black
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2010 2:04:57 PM

Yes, but which one? Model numbers are helpful because the speeds differ greatly depending on the exact model. For example, the old WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM (the SATA II verision) is very slow compared to the other drives released in the same time frame. But the WD Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM (the SATA III version) is the fastest standard drive available (it's also the most expensive of the 1 TB).
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a c 84 B Homebuilt system
April 2, 2010 2:20:16 PM

That would be the fastest drive you've got. Install the programs to that.
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April 2, 2010 2:22:07 PM

Thanks for the advice and quick response!
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