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  • Fri, Aug 11 2017 10:48 PM

    • Kenny
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    Need Recommendation media drive

    Hello, everyone, I need some advice on media drive for my new PC I just built.  I am just hobbies jumping back and forth from premiere to MC. Not too much MC just started backup getting tired of paying monthly and if you stop you can't use it. My PC is more setup for Premiere than MC.  This is my setup.  This is my setup for Premiere.OS 500MB SSD Media drive 500MD SSD 120MD SSD starch drive cache drive and a Drobo  5d2 to store all my video and photos.  For the moment I am using my Drobo as my Media drive in MC. It is USB 3.0 Just started using it but not sure if this is going to be fast enough.  I guess I am looking for an external drive. On my old PC, it was all internal.  Any recommendations or suggestions?

    AMD Ryzen X1700 MB Asus Crosshair 6 Hero Asus GTX1070 8MB Memory 32GB Avid Media Composer 8.8.5 Symphony option [view my complete system specs]
  • Sat, Aug 12 2017 1:06 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Need Recommendation media drive

    That MOBO has a lot of USB 3.1 ports. Get a USB 3.1 based drive enclosure (or RAID enclosure) and you should be fine for anything short of 8K or seriously overloaded multicam.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC 8.7, MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Sat, Aug 12 2017 9:22 PM In reply to

    • Kenny
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    Re: Need Recommendation media drive

    Thanks

     

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  • Sat, Aug 12 2017 9:54 PM In reply to

    • Kenny
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    Re: Need Recommendation media drive

    OH Should go raid 0 or raid 5?  It will just be used for the media that is transcoded I always keep the originals on my Drobo.

    AMD Ryzen X1700 MB Asus Crosshair 6 Hero Asus GTX1070 8MB Memory 32GB Avid Media Composer 8.8.5 Symphony option [view my complete system specs]
  • Sun, Aug 13 2017 10:45 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Need Recommendation media drive

    RAID 0 is fastest. RAID 5 is secure. It depends on what you're doing. If you're doing this professionally, then having the ability to recover from a drive failure may be more important than blazing speed. By the same token, disk space is cheap (at least for spinning platters); you could go RAID 0 for speed with a nightly backup job offloading the RAID to a large hard drive (or  NAS or a cloud service, etc.)

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 16Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC 8.7, MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

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