Topic Title: Need AMD 8 core Video Editing/Gaming Build Advice
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Created On: 11/14/2012 05:20 AM
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 11/14/2012 05:20 AM
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im curious what would be a good way to build a 2 ssd raid 0 OS and a 5x 3 TB raid 6 aray for a safe and functinal video editing and gameing rig.  any advice is apreceated.

 11/15/2012 02:09 AM
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First, for storage, RAID 6 with only five drives seems wasteful to me.  If you add a sixth drive, you can stripe three mirrors together for RAID 10.  That gives you better performance on write, an 80% chance of surviving two simultaneous drive failures, and a 40% chance of surviving three.  RAID 6 can survive two failures, period.

You then need a big case with room for all the drives, and a proper 8-port RAID controller.  Depending on how secure you want to be, you might want a cache battery as well, or just turn off write caching on the controller.  In general, I recommend LSI.

Beyond that, the rest of your requirements come into play.  How many graphics cards?  Sound card?  You need a motherboard that will fit the cards you require (don't forget a slot for the RAID controller), and finding one can sometimes be tedious.


 11/15/2012 02:20 PM
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Another option is to go ahead and load the operating system and programs on the raid 0 SSD array and install all of the 3 TB drives as independent drives then through ESATA copy off your work to the external hard drives and store them for safe keeping.

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