I'm generally speaking a cameraman but have branched out into editing now so i'm a bit new to it and not that technical when it comes to editing. I've put together a pretty decent looking system which I will post below and think it all works pretty well together but if anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate it.
My main question though is how to set up the Disk Drives. The site recommends using a RAID 1 set up where in I will buy 2TB hard drives and the way I understand it is everything is backed up on to both. Will it show as seperate drives on windows explorer? If so, would I just store all video files on one or the other? I have also heard its important to use one hard drive as a scratch disk where I store all video files and edit from there and have a separate disk for the main computer OS drive. Can anyone tell me what is the best thing for me? I will be using Adobe software.. mainly Premiere and After-effects. I would also realllly appreactiate if anyone can take a look over my set up below and comment on anything I may have got wrong.
Thanks so much!!
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge Quad Core & HT 3.5GHz 8MB Cache
Motherboard - Z77: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Intel Z77 Chipset
CPU Coolers: Thermalright Macho Performance CPU Cooler
Overclocking - CPU: Intel® Core™ Ivy Bridge CPU professionally overclocked by our 3XS engineers to 4.2Ghz!
Memory - DDR3!: 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 1600MHz
Professional NVIDIA QuadroFX Graphics: No NVIDIA Graphics Required - ATI FireGL Required (Select Below)
Professional ATI FireGL Graphics: No ATI Graphics Required - NVIDIA QuadroFX Required (Select Above)
Consumer NVIDIA Graphics: 1GB EVGA GTX 550 Ti 981MHz GPU 192 Cores 4514MHz GDDR5
Consumer ATI Graphics - Multi GPU Crossfire Options Available: *No ATI VGA Card Required* (NVIDIA Required)
Video Editing Hardware: *No Software Required*
Video Editing Software: *No Video Editing Software Required*
Power Supply Unit: 650W Corsair HX Series Modular 80 Plus
Solid State Drives: 128GB Samsung 830 Series Read 520MB s Write 320MB s
System Drives - RAID 1 Mirror Advisable Requires two Identical Drives!: 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA 6Gb s 7200rpm 64MB Cache, 2 selected
Storage Hard drives - RAID 1 Mirror Advisable Requires two Identical Drives!: *Storage Hard Drive Not Required*
Hard Drive Hot Swap Caddies: *Hot Swap Caddies Not Required*
Optical Drive 1 - DVD Blu Ray: Pioneer DVR-S19LBK DVD Writer
Optical Drive 2 - DVD Blu Ray: *DVD Writer Not Required*
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DGX 5.1 Gaming Sound Card with Headphone Amp!
Floppy Drive Flash Card Readers & Writers: *No Multimedia Card Required*
Internal External (USB) Wireless Adaptors: *Wireless Adaptor Not Required*
Case Cooling Fans: *After Market Fans Not Required - Use Fans Included with Case*
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit Single - OEM