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  • Vidsmith66
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    personal preferences

    Kingston Ram and Seagate HD's Never had an issue with either in 15+ edit systems, dating back to the old Amiga Flyer and Toaster systems. Have replaced about 10 western digital HD's in both internal and external drives. Also our Maxtor (also owned by Seagate) external drives have held up pretty well, have replaced 2 but for issues like the power switch going bad, etc.

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  • swsw1550
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    WD Velociraptor's are the go, stay aay from the Samsungs, not very good at all.


    Steve

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  • vienna1944er
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    Seagate Barracuda ES and ES2 ...... for all other "media" and "scratch" disk's

    never coming a "Samsung Spinpoint - vibrator" in my holy LianLI-V2110B NLE case......

    old (but not morbid) Hans ;-)

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  • fluppe85
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    And what series of HDD do you use? I've already heard the Raptor and Velociraptor series of WD. Which will also considered?

    The WD RE2/RE3 series?
    The Seagate Barracuda ES/ES.2? Or will the Cheetah being used?
    The Samsung Spinpoint F RAID series?

    Which HDD have you used so far to import, edit and export HD and succeeded with it?

    Thank you for the advice

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  • swsw1550
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    Faster the better I say....

    Steve

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  • vienna1944er
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    Which HDD do you prefer
    I have always "WD Raptor's" one for the sys-disk, an a other for the "pagefile.sys

    In my new case, now I have the >WD VelociRaptor™ < ........ and I love it

    a fast beast [4,2ms and max ~125MB min~80MB]
    in compare to the old Raptor serie..... most quiet, and extremely cool

    It is the systemdisk on hard work, and Everest indicates: he is cooler as all other disk
    including disks who are only on, with no works [i.e. the SD media Disk by HD-work session]

    friendly greetings from europe\austria\vienna ...old (but not morbid) Hans ;-)

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  • redgum
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    Having faster hard drives speeds up the process in general. Programs open faster, video files are dealt with more quickly etc., and therefore your editing process is faster, but do you need that? Some do and some don't.
    Remember that the whole process needs to be fast, RAM, Graphics card and so on or everything is slowed.
    Fast hard drives are essential with high definition simply to handle the load (bigger files).

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  • STORMDAVE
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    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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  • fluppe85
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    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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  • SoundFreak
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    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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  • GrassValley_BH
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    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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  • shueardm
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    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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  • AJL14
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    Corsair &amp; 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

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  • Blast1
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    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.

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  • tuyle
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    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, 08:53 PM.

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