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cbphoto
09-21-2008, 05:41 PM
OK, I have 4 external eSATA drives and need suggestions on set up for Photoshop. Should I use one drive for all my PS files and RAID 0 the other 3 for scratch disk? Or, RAID 0 two drive for PS files and also RAID 0 the other 2 drives for scratch disk. Not sure which would be the fastest overall. Currently I only 6 gigs RAM but will soon max out at 8.

System, User files and Apps are on 2 internal drives.

Thank you!! Chris

ricks
09-22-2008, 12:23 AM
1st Priority: Data storage and its backup.

2nd step in speeding things up is speeding up the data storage via a RAID.

3rd step is separate scratch RAID. A Port Multiplier enclosure that also has the DATA storage will not be much faster if it is also housing a scratch RAID. Better to keep the scratch RAID on one or two RAID drives that are not connected to the channel/path that is handling data files.

Rick