Ello I'm new here, I just wanna ask what is the best configuration for 3 hard drive setup (adobe premiere 6.5)? My current configuration is:
Master= 80gb System Drive (partition 30gb system, 50sound drive)
Slave= 120gb Export Drive and other Video animations like company logos, background animations and set as video preview files (render files)scratch disk in adobe premiere
Master= 160gb Video Capture Drive
Slave= DVD Burner
when i put a hard drive as master with a CDRW or DVDROM as slave then I slow the hard drive down to the speed of the CD drives (ATA 60)? so my 160gb is running now at ATA60? any other recommendation? thanks!
Yes, I read somewhere that it does slow down the drive. But for practical purposes, I did not notice anything significant. It appeared to run faster with the CD drive on the system channel and the video drives on their own channel, but your mileage may vary.
You can try the same test that I ran. I just experimented with the drive setups (Shut down the system between cable changes!) watched and timed carefully during rendering and other drive intesive operations and then noted the difference.
P.S. I now run two 160GB drives on separate channels in a striped RAID array. The system, support drives, and optical drive share the remaining two channels. (System holds 6 drives total).