Hi, a few 1st build questions on an ASUS PCH-DL mobo based A/V editing system I am building:
*Do I need a firewire card (i.e. PYRO PCI 64) or can I just use the firewire on the board? It's for editing with Avid DV Express and/or Express Pro platform. Does anyone have any first hand experience of using such boards for editing with Avid?
*Do I need a raid card or can I run directly from on-board raid controller?
*Can I use SATA drives on the raid? Or normal ULTRA DMA IDE drives?
*If I used SATA drives, what real benefits would they give me?
*Are there any particular drives I should look out for that are proven and tested long lifespan drives?