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    I have been researching video editing and the components involved. I am building a new pc. I have traded replies back and forth on various threads asking questions about v/e in general. I am a novice and not looking to become professional ( i am a manager at Applebees) but have business ventures that will have me editing numerous videos. I will be compiling top tens, making how to videos, and performing skits. I will be using sony vegas pro 9. My camera is standard def, Sony Handycam DCR-SX40. My system is:

    i7 860
    MSI P55M-GD45
    4 x 2gb corsair (8gb)
    Radeon HD 4350 (going to uprgrade later)
    3 X 500gb hitachi

    What is the best setup for my hard drives? I dont want options I want what you think the best set up would be for these specs. I'm set on this build and I need your help.

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    System and Programs on First drive.

    So long as you are going to backup regularly (to an external drive/tape whatever), set up the 2nd two drives as striped (RAID 0)and store your video data & projects there.

    If you don't want to risk RAID 0 (where if one drive fails you lose the data on BOTH drives) then just use both as video/data drives.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by futuresmartguy View Post
    What is the best setup for my hard drives?
    Hard to tell really as you haven't included just how much activity you are going to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by futuresmartguy View Post
    I dont want options . . .
    Eh?

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    . . . I want what you think the best set up would be for these specs.
    Well without knowing more about how much work you'd be doing I can't really say?

    * How much data are you thinking of capturing? 1hour a week a day a month? The more you need to capture and NEED to keep live the more space you'll need.

    * Are you going to need to send stuff to clients on swappable hard drives?

    * Do you need to send content to other professionals?

    * How often will you be wanting to backup?

    * Do you have any Company specs on backup routines?

    * Do others need live access to your activity?

    Presently I am in the throes of implementing a swappable hard drive system to give me more flexibility with a multitude of projects and to give me a greater flexible back up system.

    You see, until we know how much you are going to do, we could very well spend time coming up with all sorts of solutions, which in turn would only be options - which you don't want! See?

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    * How much data are you thinking of capturing? 1hour a week a day a month? The more you need to capture and NEED to keep live the more space you'll need.

    i will have no more than 20 hours of footage at one time

    * Are you going to need to send stuff to clients on swappable hard drives?
    no

    * Do you need to send content to other professionals?
    no, not at the moment

    * How often will you be wanting to backup?
    I want my vital stuff backed up, finished work. not anything more than 50 hours in the next year

    * Do you have any Company specs on backup routines?
    no

    * Do others need live access to your activity?
    no


    A little tidbit of info to help me. Hope you can! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by futuresmartguy View Post

    A little tidbit of info to help me. Hope you can! Thanks!
    What I said. With an external disk for backup.
    Tim

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