Disk Setup for Premiere on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by HoosPhotog, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. HoosPhotog macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2011
    I just got a new SSD (500gb Samsung 840 Pro) for the Mac Pro in my signature and I'm curious about the best way to setup my disks for Premiere/After Effects work. I plan to use the SSD as my boot drive, leaving me 4 drives: 2x 1TB WD blacks, 2x 3TB WD greens.

    The Greens are currently spoken for (one for Time Machine, the other for my RAW photos for Lightroom), so that leaves the two 1TB drives. One is currently my boot drive, the other holds various project and exported files.

    Would it be best to dedicate my current boot drive to footage/projects, and leave the other drive for exports? (SSD for project files) Or best to RAID 0 them? I will be editing 1080p DSLR footage, so nothing too heavy duty.

  2. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    When in doubt raid 0, I personally have a 8 ssd raid 0 boot drive

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