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panzer948
Building a new Quad Core PC do I really need 4 HDD in Raid0?
on Dec 5, 2007 at 12:39:21 am

Spec'ing out a new machine which will include the new X38 chipset, quad core 6600. Geforce 8800GT and more ram than XP 32 bit will recognize (I will have a dual boot config with vista 64 that can read all 8 GB ram).

I had planned all along to have a separate data drive for video capture using a Raid 0 setup on 2 HDDs. But I've been seeing recommendations for 4 HDDs using Raid 0 to capture HDV files (I have a sony HC-7 and will be using Vegas). Please tell me this isn't true. I will already have 3 other HDDs for the separate OS's and another for my regular data. Another separate external drive for backups. I don't think I want a PC with 8 Hard drives and don't really want to pay the extra cash if I can get by with two. I am only doing this as a hobby. Do you think with the other hardware my system includes can get me by with two HDD in Raid 0?

Thanks in advance,


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panzer948
Re: Building a new Quad Core PC do I really need 4 HDD in Raid0?
on Dec 9, 2007 at 1:29:49 pm

I hope someone from this forum can still shed some light on this for me. The consensus in the PC forums (gaming, overclocking, PC enthusiasts, etc) is that it is not neccesary and a two hard drive raid 0 system will work fine. But I know some of you here are the experts when it comes to HD video capture. Appreciate any advice.

Thanks,


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Gary Bettan
Re: Building a new Quad Core PC do I really need 4 HDD in Raid0?
on Dec 10, 2007 at 3:28:12 pm

We recommend a 2 7200 RPM SATA drives striped togethter as a RAID 0. More then enough for the most demanding HDV editing.

Gary


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