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I use Sony Vegas to edit frag movies and various other projects, and I experience a little bit of lag now when I'm loading clips or moving a lot of stuff around. When I render, it goes at maybe 50-75 frames at a time, and pauses for a second in between. I'm assuming this is the HDD not being able to keep up because my CPU only reaches 80% load.

Long story short, I want a 1TB, fast storage solution. I was thinking putting two Spinpoints in RAID 0, but is there a better option?
post #2 of 8
What's your budget?'

If money is no object, a couple of velociraptors in RAID0 would be incredibly fast.
Edited by jfiaff - 3/13/11 at 5:36pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jfiaff View Post
What's your budget?'

If money is no object, a couple of velociraptors in RAID0 would be incredibly fast.
This if you want maximum speed, but it is 600gb max

Spinpoints f3 would be the best bang for the buck though.
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This if you want maximum speed, but it is 600gb max

Spinpoints f3 would be the best bang for the buck though.
Ok cool thanks.


Velociraptors in RAID would be awesome, but I'd much rather spend that much money on a video card.
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2TB Hitachi 5K3000 for $69.99 with promo code and mail in rebate.

5940rpm drive, quiet and fast (152MB/s)

The 7200rpm version will do 162MB/s. Choice is yours.
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To get that rebate you have to void the warranty of the drive. It isn't worth it for a measly $10.
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To get that rebate you have to void the warranty of the drive. It isn't worth it for a measly $10.
I see what they did there!
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Yeah. I think the rebate is supposed to be for retail drives that would have the number on the box instead of OEM drives that don't.
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