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Hard drive setup for SW2010?

Question asked by Sammy Mah on Jun 18, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 18, 2010 by Sammy Mah

How should I setup the hard drives for a new SW2010 workstation.


I got the go ahead for a new computer build:

  • HP Z600, X5650, 6GB RAM
  • ATI FirePro V8700 video card
  • 24" BenQ Monitor with HDMI.
  • Windows 7 64bit, MS Office 2007.


The hardware has been picked out except the hard drive configuration.

  • (a) 3 Seagate Momentus XT 500GB SSD/HD hybrid in RAID 0, 1 or 10
  • (b) 2 VelociRaptors in RAID 0 or 1?
  • (c) 2 SSD, one OS/swap, one data
  • (d) ...your suggestion...


My Questions are:

Which of the above would be better performance and reliability?


We don't do much rendering/FEA/ or other analysis at this point, this will be a new SW 2010 workstation, one user only.

We haven't decided where to store the data - locally (faster) on a data drive, or on the server.  But I was thinking of working locally and imaging to the server just the data drive. Advice?

We only have one, maybe two users of SW at the same time (one has a laptop) and connect to the server.  Right now.


Goal: performance & quality.