[SOLVED] Workstation Build: bottleneck check

Jan 7, 2022
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Applications: 6-8K REDCODE editing & color correction.
Undetermined: power supply, peripherals, sound card, GPU-linking, cooling, graphics accelerator, I/O adapters with SDI outputs for color-critical monitoring.

Motherboard: ASUS Pro WRX80E
CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX
GPU: NVIDIA RTX A6000
RAM: x2 OWC 128 GB DDR4 2933 MHz RAM
Internal Storage: x2 Seagate 2TB FireCuda (RAID 0)
Case: use your imagination ;)

System files and applications will be run from the internal storage under the assumption this will somehow speed up Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve, while project files will be run from an external fault-tolerant RAID configuration.
I'm considering running that external storage off a NAS or a SAN, but am somewhat worried the built-in NAS processor would bottleneck this setup. All storage units will be optimized using techniques like defragging when applicable, once I understand what that's good for.

Any input or suggestion would be welcome, as this is not at all my field.
 
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RAID 0 is a bad idea.
A worse idea when using solid state drives.

Seriously.

I'm currently in the process of testing video rendering with Corel VideoStudio, and Adobe Lightroom for photos, when using various SSDs.
NVMe drives of Samsung 980 Pro and Intel 660p, and SATA III Samsung 860 EVO.

Tests not done yet, but so far, the difference between those drives is pretty much zero.
Yes, really. The CPU/RAM/GPU is the main determinant.

Writing out a 10 minute 4k video, drive use barely rises off the 1% level.

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RAID 0 is a bad idea.
A worse idea when using solid state drives.

Seriously.

I'm currently in the process of testing video rendering with Corel VideoStudio, and Adobe Lightroom for photos, when using various SSDs.
NVMe drives of Samsung 980 Pro and Intel 660p, and SATA III Samsung 860 EVO.

Tests not done yet, but so far, the difference between those drives is pretty much zero.
Yes, really. The CPU/RAM/GPU is the main determinant.

Writing out a 10 minute 4k video, drive use barely rises off the 1% level.
 
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