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August 16, 2012 4:50:16 PM

Can anyone tell me the best way to format and configure my drives for a Adobe Premiere Pro editing workstation. AMD 8150 processor. I'll have an Intel solid state OS Drive and 3 Western digital 2TB Black drives, also DVD burner drive. I'll put 2 of the drives in a Raid 0 and the third as a scratch disc drive. I'm not understanding what file types I would send to the scratch drive. I think I would use scratch drive also to backup my OS and apps, but which Premiere files I'm confused about. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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August 16, 2012 6:32:04 PM

Thanks for the feedback, but I'm still a bit uncertain about the scratch drive. Eventually I'll probably get an external drive for backing up projects, but initially I'll run without it. So, would I partition that scratch drive into 3 sections...(1)OS and Apps/ (2)Projects/(3)preview files for audio and video? And am I missing any other file types I would route to that preview partition? And thanks for the book idea, I'll get it. I do better with books.
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August 16, 2012 7:08:36 PM

ssamps said:
Thanks for the feedback, but I'm still a bit uncertain about the scratch drive. Eventually I'll probably get an external drive for backing up projects, but initially I'll run without it. So, would I partition that scratch drive into 3 sections...(1)OS and Apps/ (2)Projects/(3)preview files for audio and video? And am I missing any other file types I would route to that preview partition? And thanks for the book idea, I'll get it. I do better with books.

You already outlined how to setup your drives in your OP...

Drive 1 - SSD - OS including CS6 (perhaps other progs and games that will fit) - it is one partition

Drive 2 - HDD - Drive 0 for a RAID 0 Array
Drive 3 - HDD - Drive 1 for a RAID 0 Array
ARRAY 1 - Project files will be stored here

Drive 4 - HDD - this will be your "scratch" disk that you can put anything you want on it - it is one partition

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You can also use the ARRAY to store files, no harm in it
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August 16, 2012 7:33:09 PM

I'm assuming Drive 4 would be considered ARRAY 1. I just thought it might be a wise way to configure that 4th Drive, to partition it separating the back-up OS and Apps section of that drive from preview files/project files etc... It wouldn't hurt doing it that way would it?...Please bear with me as this is a first build and I've never configured this type of set-up. Thanks again.
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August 16, 2012 7:48:01 PM

Why not go for a different Raid configure like 0+1 or 5 or something and get some data safety on those drives. I wouldn't trust any consumer drive for massive video beating without a realtime backup or something. In a Raid 0 situation, 1 drive fails and you loose everything.
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August 16, 2012 7:59:55 PM

I'm aware of that, however the Raid 0 is recommended on the Adobe sit. I'll do some investigating on those suggestions. I always back up the work. Thanks.
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August 16, 2012 8:34:29 PM

ssamps said:
I'm assuming Drive 4 would be considered ARRAY 1. I just thought it might be a wise way to configure that 4th Drive, to partition it separating the back-up OS and Apps section of that drive from preview files/project files etc... It wouldn't hurt doing it that way would it?...Please bear with me as this is a first build and I've never configured this type of set-up. Thanks again.

There is no back up OS and apps - if your boot drive goes bad, all you have to recover from is an image, if you've created one - you can't copy files and expect it to be a "back up", it doesn't work that way. On top of that, you always have to re-install programs after a fresh install of windows.

So, unless you have another SSD that's exactly the same size (that you set up a RAID 1 with), you can't have a failsafe other than an image file that you would create with a program like this... http://us.norton.com/ghost
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August 16, 2012 9:45:39 PM

Gotcha. I'm learning! Thanks!
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