Can anyone tell me what storage they are using with their Smacs. My current storage is now half full (with on going jobs that I do not wish to delete yet) but I am no longer getting fast enough speeds for HD 4:2:2 8bit playback or output to tape. It seems to be now the disk is fuller and the data is being scattered across the disks that it has lost it performance.
Anyone else had this problem or any suggestions for faster storage would be greatfully welcomed.
Sounds like you are using a single drive. You need fast storage, most 7 to 10 Disk Hardware Raid will work. Just make sure the transfer rate is 500MB/sec + for max performance. You need a transfer rate of 180mb/sec+ for a single stream of HD. I use Ciprico Fibre Channel Raid, but theres lots of Raids out there to choose from.