Avid creates a document for us tech folk, commonly known as the Avid Cheat Sheet. It's a "living" document with install / tech gotchas, links, and tech goodness for the new version of Media Composer. It is absolutely essential for building, optimizing, and configuring an efficient (and sometimes even functional) Avid system. Here is latest version for 4.0.4.
I'm on a plane from Vegas - after nerding out at the Digital Signage Expo. It's a full circle, having been christened into Digital Signage around 2002 with Graybow. Glasfire (3M's Vikuiti), if any of you remember. In any event, this short 50 minute jaunt from Vegas to Burbank gives me time to write a quick blog.
Current harddrives and storage solutions are available containing terrabytes of space. While the computer itself can support that much space, after 250+GB of storage has been taken up with media, the Avid begins to lose its way when dealing with Media DataBases.