Boot Camp storage issue
by ken adolph on Nov 3, 2008 at 1:01:09 am
I am in the process of building the ultimate editing machine but have run into a snag. I am wondering if anyone has any advice on this issue.
I plan to take my MacPro 3.2 dual quad and install Windows Vista 64 and the drivers for my Kona3 so that PremierePro/AE can use this card.
I have an Atto 4gb fibre channel card that controls a 9TB Rorke Raid5 box. The only question that I have is will the Apple OS and Windows OS both use the Rorke for playback in FinalCut and Premiere. What format does the drive system need to be?
With the new ability to import FC projects into Adobe this becomes the ultimate system.
Thanks for any help.
Re: Boot Camp storage issue by Russell Lasson on Nov 3, 2008 at 3:22:14 am
I've put together a similar set up. High-speed RAID connected to a Mac Pro running both OS X and Vista. The challenge is what file system to use for your RAID. I have mine formatted as NTFS so it's native in Windows. Then I've loaded NTFS for Mac (from Paragon Software) so when I'm in OS X, I can still see the RAID. This set up has worked quite well, though there have been a couple of times that OS X hasn't seen the RAID when I've switched operating systems. When I restart again, it's come back online.
I will say that if you want to use image sequences, neither NTFS for Mac or MacDrive deal well with them. I haven't had problems with QT files though.
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Re: Boot Camp storage issue by ken adolph on Nov 3, 2008 at 3:53:29 am
By "image sequences" do you me EX1(3), Red, SI?
I would prefer not to redo the raid to OSX as everything I have now is NTFS.
Are there any penalties in playback capabilities by using MacDrive or NTFS for Mac
I guess I will just try it.
Thanks for the comments.