Media Cache recommended location?

Community Beginner ,
Feb 04, 2021

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Hi all,

 

I have three drives in my system, all pcie-gen 4 NVME.
The first is my boot drive, it's a 4TB NVME drive.

 

The second is a crazy-fast NVME RAID-0 that's 6 TB. This is where I keep the source footage and project files for the project I'm working on.

 

The third is a 1 TB NVME drive.

 

I've read various ideas about storage configuration and where to set your media cache for Premiere. Some people suggest keeping your media cache on a different drive than your project files. That's how I currently have it set up, media cache is on my third (1TB) drive. But the RAID-0 is literally 3x faster than that drive (it's made of a 4tb, 1tb and 1tb nvme). 

 

Would there be any benefit to moving the media cache to the RAID instead of the non-raided drive?

 

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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It shouldn't take too long to test, and that's the only way you'd know for sure. I think it might be good to keep it on the 3rd drive as you have, but again ... might not.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 05, 2021

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All the options should work OK and the RAID should be your best bet but then again it might not. I have seen SSD RAID setups perform worse than my setup with 5 SATA hard drives. I have heard some AMD motherboards can be gltichy with M.2 SSD but a BIOS update can usually fix it. You will have to test things out for yourself. Can you do a read and write video with your RAID setup? One single drive and then the RAID setup like my video below? I am curious what speeds you get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfT9ivfbJ98&feature=emb_logo

I test the read and write speed of one Seagate Barracuda HD. Then I use a M.2 to SATA adapter to create a SATA HD RAID 0 with 5 Seagate Barracuda drives.M.2 ...

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Thanks for that! Will give it a try. I'm away from my machine for a couple of weeks but will test it out when I get back.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Cool!

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Not sure if you will have time to make the video or not. That being said I have made a video that might be worth watching.

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