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  • Which memory and HDD do you prefer

    I wonder which memory and HDD manufacturer you prefer/use in your editing system and why? Which are recommended, which don't and why? Which are the most reliable?

    I'm looking to buy a new PC and want to chose the right components.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Try and use Corsair Ram if you can, great ram and one of the leaders in the field, it really comes down to you though and how much you want to spend.


    Cheers
    Steve
    Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fluppe85 View Post
      I wonder which memory and HDD manufacturer you prefer/use in your editing system and why? Which are recommended, which don't and why? Which are the most reliable?

      I'm looking to buy a new PC and want to chose the right components.

      Thanks
      Ram: Kingston

      HDD: Seagate and Samsung

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      • #4
        People have to many problems with Kingston, doesn't seem to be as stable as Corsair, this is why it might be much cheaper though.

        Steve
        Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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        • #5
          If you want to be safe and sure just have a look at the motherboard manufacturers site for recommendations. They vary between models of the same brand.

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          • #6
            Dear Steve,

            Originally posted by swsw1550 View Post
            People have to many problems with Kingston, doesn't seem to be as stable as Corsair, this is why it might be much cheaper though.

            Steve
            my company is in it's 9th year. I didn't count how many NLE systems we have sold until today. When it comes to Ram problems it only happened with Corsair. Even today we have to set Corsair Ram timings and voltage in the Bios manually to get stable systems. Corsair may be a good choice for the dedicated overclocker but if someone needs stability out of the box then there's Kingston and nothing else.

            Corsair are simply overpriced because they have the overclocker image.

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            • #7
              I have been in the IT industry for 30yrs, and use to use Kingston ram a long time ago, We have never had problems with Corsair in any way, it is the only ram that I would recommend these days, but I always set the cas, ras, ect in the bios anyway, I never just put the ram in and leave it on auto in the bios, not like a lot of new comers to the IT industry do, but anyway it's up to each person's computer knowledge I believe, I currently run 64GB of Dominator 1100mhz with a timing of 5-5-5-12 and is stable as a rock.
              Steve
              Last edited by swsw1550; 10-05-2008, 02:55 PM.
              Main system, Supermicro X8DAH+,Dual Xeon X5680 cpu's 24 cores,2x1400watt power supplys,SC747TG-R1400B-SQ Case,192GB 1333mhz ECC Registered ram,8 x 480GB Intel 520 SSD drives,Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, GTX 670 4GB ,2 x Sony BWU300S Blu-Ray burners, 1x Sony DVD burner,LSI 9266 Raid Controller with Cache vault & fast path Lic, ESI MayaE Audio,HD Spark,Blackmagic intensity Pro,TMPGenc 5,Episode Pro 6,Sorenson 9 Pro,Alcohol 120 V2, Edius 6.53,Dell 27"LCD,HD Spark, Powershield 3000VA UPS.

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              • #8
                We had problems with other RAMs and HDDs ...
                Last couple years:
                RAM: Corsair
                HDD: Seagate

                notes: check feedbacks on the forums (google it) for the motherboard & the RAM you want to buy ...
                Last edited by tuyle; 10-05-2008, 07:53 PM.
                Asus P5WDH Deluxe w/E6600 - 4GB Corsair - 8800GTS - 1TB & 1.5TB (2x750GB RAID 0) - Antec P180 + Trio 650W - XP Pro w/sp3 - NX PCIe w/Expansion Card - Edius 5.51
                Asus P6T i7 920 @3.6 - 12GB Corsair Dominator - GTX275 - 1.5TB & 3TB (2x1.5TB RAID 0) for Video - Antec P183 + Corsair HX-750W - Win7 - Edius 6.07 - Firecoder Blu - PC3.05.91 - BDR-203 - TMW5 & TAW5
                Asus P6T i7 930 - 12GB Corsair - GTX260 - 1TB & 1TB WD Black for Video - Antec P183 + TPQ-850W - Win7 - Edius 6.07 w/HD Spark - BDR-205

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                • #9
                  I've intergrated a multitude of systems over the years, I've always used the MoBo manuf recommended ram, some has been kingston, one thing I have done is look to see what chips are on the manuf recommended ram sticks, and find other brands that use the same chips, sometimes you could find good bargains and I never had any problems, one thing is to download the MoBo's manual from the manuf's site and check out recommended parts list, also I've used mostly Seagate and Maxtor drives, and rarely had failures which when they did happens were caused by operator intervention.
                  GA-EP45C-DSR3,Core2Q3ghz,8gig1066,260GTX,2x 20"AOC,22"Vizio1080pTV, Edius5/HDspark,PC3,Imaginate, CS5ProdStudio/IntensityPro,Win7_64
                  HPdv7t 17"notebook,8gig,2 IntHD,9600GT512M,17"extmon, Edius4.61,CS4Prodstudio.Win7_64,MX02Mini
                  DAW,HPdv9000,x2Turion,4Gig,2IntHD,Audition3,Cubase 4,XPpro,Alessis F/Wmixer,M-Audio F/Wmixer,BCF2000, BehringerMixers, Fender sound sys
                  Numerous Ext eSATA drives & Raids shared between systems

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                  • #10
                    Corsair & WD

                    Now running 2 Gigs Corsair (totally reliable) and the NEW WD Green HDD's. Running 240Meg for System, 2 500Meg drives for music and effects, 750Megs x2 drives in RAID 0 for VIDEO drive, and 1Gig x2 drives in RAID 1 for backup. Quiet, fast variable speed, and more than 50% less heat. Can even be mounted in closed drive cases without fans they run so cool. I've used Western Digital in everything for years. Just another opinion to add to the pot!

                    But that's why they make cherry pie and apple pie!
                    Cheers - and have a great Sunday.
                    Alan
                    Alan J. Levi
                    Director

                    SYSTEM: ASUS P8Z77-VPro mobo, Intel 3770K CPU, 16 Gig Crucial 1866 RAM, Antec 1000W PS, EVGA nVidia 560Ti 1Gig Video, CoolerMaster CPU cooler, LG GGW-H20L BluRay DVD, SPARK card w/23" Samsung 1920x1080 Monitor, OCZ 240GB SSD boot in Swapable Tray & 3 WD Enterprise 1TB video RAID 5 HDD's. 4.5TB RAID 1 Outboard backups, Behringer2000 Audio Fader/Controller

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                    • #11
                      Certainly look at the recommended list for the motherboard, one that's been tested because otherwise it may simply be a nightmare.
                      I've built Supermicro systems and they dont usually have Corsair as recommended, maybe simply because they dont test every brand. I went with one recommended (ATP) and it's sweet as punch.

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                      • #12
                        It comes down to chips, not necesarily brand. Even within the same brand, often times the manufacturer uses different chips in different brands. For example, I have Corsair sticks of the same specs (timings, etc) that are Samsung chips and another one that's Infineon chips. Corsair tends to add /S or /I to the part number to indicate vendor, though most times you don't have access to this when purchasing.

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                        • #13
                          I think nowadays it depends a lot on luck.
                          Every producer wants to save production cots and maximize profits, simple as that.
                          So far I have been working with many brands from all over and tend to have some problem here and there with all.
                          It is very hard to make a statement about a brand, model or product and tell user it never gives any problems, this goes without saying for every thing with a power cord.

                          I have burned out Western Digital, Seagate, Maxtor HD's, you name, I have it, or it came across, same goes for Ram, just stay away from those vague brands, use something like Kingston or Cosair and you'll be fine.

                          It is much more important to get your parts from a dealer / supplier that you know / trust and gives you full and fast warranty support.

                          Try to use enterprise models when it comes to HD's and check if the supplier has and keeps stock in case of failure.

                          When it comes to ram, try to order and insist on pairs from the same batch, if you know your supplier he should be willing to go the extra mile for you, that is much more important than "I like this brand......"

                          I have been building A/V systems for many years so I choose for support above all.

                          Just my 2 Cents.

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                          • #14
                            I just read the thread about the raptor drives. Is it really an advantage using those faster drives and in what way are they an advantage?
                            And why just the boot drive at 10000rpm? Is it just for a fast startup for programs and so? Or has it also to do with import of video? Thus is this just an advantage in terms of speed or are there other advanages?

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                            • #15
                              I've always endorsed OCZ RAM...

                              As for HD's, I use Seagate exclusively now after having issues with WD. I think WD's quality has dropped down recently, I have a bunch of WD drives that are still rockin' but the newer ones have issues. Seagate is more secure.

                              I would stay away from Maxtor, though they are owned by Seagate now.

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