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.
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).