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Leo_Leonardo

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I'm in the processes of building a computer and was wondering what storage device I should get to hold my HD footage and other video related files. I do a lot of work with Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects. It was suggested that I put my OS on a Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 (link here). But I'm wondering if I need to get something else for my HD footage and related files. I know I need 2 to 3TB and fast read and write speeds, but I'm not sure what type of storage device I should use. Any suggestions?


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If you are building a new computer I would suggest a 120GB or above SSD for the OS which will give you faster boot times and two separate 1TB HDDs for data storage only, one as your working drive and one for backing up to, additional HDDs can be added in the future if required or you can use external HDD enclosures and drives.


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If you are building a new computer I would suggest a 120GB or above SSD for the OS which will give you faster boot times and two separate 1TB HDDs for data storage only, one as your working drive and one for backing up to, additional HDDs can be added in the future if required or you can use external HDD enclosures and drives.

I was looking at the SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD), but that would strain my budget a little and I hear it is supposed to drop in price in the coming months. 


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Decent price and a good place this is rated well

 

http://www.newegg.co...0140728013011:s

 

Crucials are too.

 

http://www.newegg.co...0140728013355:s

 

This one i have bee looking at to drop a bit more rated well

http://www.newegg.co...0140728013355:s

 

Also need a bracket to mount in bay.

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817994167

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817994158


Edited by jds63, 27 July 2014 - 07:41 PM.

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Gday. 

 

A SSD will give some overall system performance but max RAM you can afford and optimizing your HDD configuration will benefit far more.

Some info for you.

 

https://forums.adobe...662972?tstart=0

http://helpx.adobe.c...erformance.html.

I don't use Vegas, but you may be able to direct where read/writes are performed and use a catch disk. 


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How do I conclude a topic?


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Gday.

There is no actually need to conclude a topic as they are left open, you can come back to it if you have questions that are relevant.

If it is an issue that has been fixed, we can mark it as solved, then it may be helpful to others with a similar problem.


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Gday.

There is no actually need to conclude a topic as they are left open, you can come back to it if you have questions that are relevant.

If it is an issue that has been fixed, we can mark it as solved, then it may be helpful to others with a similar problem.

 

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