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Parthibaraj rajasekar
Storage suggestions
on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:18:50 am
Last Edited By Parthibaraj rajasekar on Feb 10, 2017 at 7:34:22 am


buying a custom built laptop from eurocom. It has 2 m.2 SSD slots and 2 HDD slots.

The seller gives one HDD hitachi 1 TB travelstar 7200 RPM at $40 along with the laptop setup. only the first hard disk comes at lesser price. Rest all over priced. so not going to buy from them.

now suggest me to fill up other 3 slots. (cost effectively). Just a beginner. purchasing mainly for learning and practicing.

1. how much capacity I need for boot drive and which SSD to choose.
2. how much capacity I need for scratch disk and which SSD to choose.
3. how much capacity I should put in HDD and 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm. any hdd suggestions?

since I have not put in any data, should I go ahead setting up the RAID now itself? or it is based on necessity?

any other general advice should do.
going to use premiere pro , after effects, cinema 4d.

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Chris Wright
Re: Storage suggestions
on Feb 10, 2017 at 4:25:06 pm

one 250gb or larger 850evo/pro OS, apps
one 512GB or larger 850 pro/960 pro for Project files, Scratch, & Media Cache
one 7200 large 2 TB WD black - Storage & Archive

this is what it looks like and how the speed is affected.

according to the breakdown, you can decide which parts to put on different hard drive to get space available versus performance.
for example, if you didn't want to waste valuable space in the 850 pro for peak file or import speed and only cared about playback performance, you could put cache on the huge 7200. It's all entirely up to you. a m.2 960 pro is a waste of money for playback because its still limited by cpu.

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