can anyone help me with deciding what hard drive to buy for a video capture PC.
I currently have an Athlon 2600 on an Nforce motherboard, 512Mb PC2700 ram, and an 80Gb WD JB hard drive.
I read articles which say use 2 drives for video capture, one for O.S. and one for data.
Is RAID useful in video capture, the motherboard supports SATA raid, and I can buy 2 converters with a new hard drive and use the 2 drives in a RAID array (current drive is IDE, I have seen the converters for £10).
Is there any advantage or disadvantage in this method, or is it just best to buy a large second hard drive and use them both on the IDE channel of the PC?
The current hard disk has an 8Mb cache, am I right in thinking a large cache may help during disk intensive work like video capture.
Any help/comments much appreciated.