July 12th, 2012,10:57 PM
Probably the 2 SSD's... it does of course depend on what SSD's you get. You're looking for fast read/write speeds. (Ie - two Fusion IO's are probably faster than two generic brand SSD's)
An SSD for your main drive will speed up how fast your operating System reacts...
having your temp folder set to an SSD will speed up playback (Particularly in the Nuke Framecycler which I have heard can playback in realtime if the disk and RAM are fast enough. - never confirmed that myself.)
Having an SSD -(or set of SSD's for your footage is probably the best thing though. that's a pretty big bottleneck.
I can't say that I've run a 2 SSD system before... I've only run a 1xSSD 1x7200rpm system before. In that setup - I placed temp folder and source footage folders on the SSD... and placed render folders on HDD... The big reason we did this was because of the high price point of SSD's at that time. (We wanted lots of storage but couldn't afford the space on SSD's)
A good raid is nothing to sniff at... I'd be quite happy with one all to myself. Personally I'd go with the highest read/write speed I can get for my money.
(Just remember that an HDD will slow down when it is fuller... an SSD theoretically won't have the same limitation. (They can also access anywhere on the disk without excess delay, unlike a HDD.... I have no idea how to quantify this speed increase though)
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