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Reid Rosefelt
What's Best? Fast Hard Disk Drive for OS? Or for data?
on Nov 16, 2010 at 6:58:35 pm

I recently bought a new hard drive to use for data storage only. It's much faster than the one I am currently using for my OS. But I'm thinking if maybe I should do it the opposite way.

What will be faster? Using the faster drive for the place where the Final Cut Express program is located? Or using the faster drive for where the video data is?

Thanks.


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Tom Wolsky
Re: What's Best? Fast Hard Disk Drive for OS? Or for data?
on Nov 16, 2010 at 7:23:04 pm

Faster drive for the media. The OS and the application needs very limited data throughput once it's loaded.

All the best,

Tom

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Reid Rosefelt
Re: What's Best? Fast Hard Disk Drive for OS? Or for data?
on Nov 16, 2010 at 7:25:58 pm

Thanks so much, Tom!


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David Roth Weiss
Re: What's Best? Fast Hard Disk Drive for OS? Or for data?
on Nov 17, 2010 at 6:07:41 am

And, if you really want to improve performance you should be thinking RAID, not single drives. The performance benefits are huge when multiple drives are striped together in a RAID - whatever benefit you\\\'re getting from a single faster drive is minimal by comparison.

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Reid Rosefelt
Re: What's Best? Fast Hard Disk Drive for OS? Or for data?
on Nov 17, 2010 at 12:10:48 pm

Thanks. I did know that a RAID improves the speed, but I didn't know the boost was as much as you suggest. Someday, when I get the money, I'll get a matching drive and an enclosure (I like the ones I get from OWC). That'll work, right?


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