I am looking to set up a PC system for editing RED footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. I have already purchased the computer with all the bells and whistles. My question now is what sort of storage to get for editing the footage smoothly. I have read through these forums on the subject, but it is like reading a different language. (I am not a professional editor and I don't need anything fancy... I just need something that works for simple one-layer editing with very few effects.) I understand that multiple drives in a RAID 0 array will be a lot faster (with added risk), but I still have questions.
What is the difference between internal RAID 0 (using the bays in the tower connected directly to the motherboard) and external RAID 0 (connected via eSATA)? Does one setup have a faster read/write speed than the other (the drives themselves being equal)?
What is the purpose of a separate RAID controller card, if the motherboard already supports RAID to begin with?
What data read speed is ideal to work with RED footage with no hiccups? What is the data rate of a 4K Scarlet r3D file at 6:1 compression? I read that inexpensive G-RAID drives are 200MB/s via 3GB/s eSATA. Is this enough?
Sorry for the barrage of questions, I just don't want to buy the wrong equipment and find out it doesn't work. I know these questions are kind of vague and the answers probably depend on a lot of factors, but it's a good place to start. Any help would be appreciated!