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James Paulley
Drive setup advice
on Sep 17, 2015 at 9:50:26 am

Can you advise me on my drive setup? The drives I have are:
2x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
Sandisk Extreme 120GB
1TB Seagate HDD

My Gigabyte Z77-UD5H only has 2x 6GBs chipset ports and then 4x 3GBs chipset ports. It also has 3x 6GBs Marvell ports. I've read that the Marvell ports are best avoiding?

The set up I was considering is:

6GBs: AE Performance cache - Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
6GBs: Project files/footage - Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
3GBs: Windows/Apps - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
3GBs: Renders/Output - Sandisk Extreme 120GB
3GBs: Archive/storage - 1TB Seagate HDD

Or is there a better configuration than this?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Drive setup advice
on Sep 17, 2015 at 5:20:55 pm

That's tough to say -- we don't know what you'll be doing.

If you're editing and doing effects work for a feature-length project, your storage is woefully inadequate. If you're doing 5 animations a week for a web site, it's probably overkill.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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James Paulley
Re: Drive setup advice
on Sep 18, 2015 at 8:52:50 am

Thanks Dave. My projects are not super long, so it's not so much size I need, just as much speed as I can get out of that motherboard.


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