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    Hey All,
    Anyone care to comment on this build-in-progress?
    I'm setting it up for CS4 Suite, possible Avid. Camera format = DV.

    Asus P6T Deluxe V2
    i7 920
    Corsair Dominator 6x2gb
    Coolermaster V8
    EVGA GeForce gts 250
    Antec 850w
    Lite-On 24x dvd
    Windows 7
    Coolermaster Storm Scout

    My question is in regard to Hard Drives.

    I'm considering:
    (2) WD VRaptors, 300gb, partitioned for c: OS/Apps, d: scratch, Raid 0.
    (2) Hitachi deskstar 2tb, storage, Raid 1.
    (1) Hitachi deskstar 2tb, backup (internal).

    Does my drive setup make sense? Can I assign different raid levels for partitions on the same drive, i.e., mirror my OS/Apps, stripe my scratch disk?

    Any and all comments are most appreciated.
    Cheers!

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    DONT partition your hard drives, EVER.

    Are you using onboard intel matrix raid or a dedicated raid card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smifis View Post
    DONT partition your hard drives, EVER.
    What's your theory behind that??

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    Mr Harm Millaard

    Adobe Forums: Storage rules for an editing rig. Some...

    And when you think about it. what he says does add up

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    Thanks for the response.
    I have read that guide before but have also read a lot of differing opinions.
    As it goes, my case has 5 drive slots, so I think it makes sense to go with an SSD for OS/Apps, pair of stiped disks for scratch and a pair of mirrored disks for storage. With RAID1 for storage, I think I'm not going to bother with an additional backup disk. Please correct if this is a mistake.....
    Cheers!

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    I'm using an Asus board with matrix raid. Will add a raid card if performance is an issue.

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    The intel matrix is not the best in performance and would in the long run be better to get a dedicated raid card but these can be costly.

    Raid is not a substitute for backup so get an external drive but otherwise it cant really be faulted.

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