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James Ashbolt
5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:12:11 am

Hey Guys,
I thought I would just post a potential Raid setup and get your opinions on the build.
Would this setup be a viable option. I am talking mainly for 2k/4k post production editing and vfx compositing.
This could be setup as inside the computer (in the 5.25" tray) or externally (like I have illustrated below)

This picture should illustrate what I'm going for:
http://s8.postimage.org/3r2lknl3p/5_25_inch_raid.jpg

I haven't done any calculations yet, but given that it uses 6 x SATA 6gbs SSD straight to the PCI-E (via 2 x External mini SAS) it should be close to 2GB/s?




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Jon Schilling
Re: 5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:47:42 pm

James,

For $249.00 I doubt that mini-SAS card has any RAID capability, JBOD perhaps, but not RAID. What kind of card is it?

Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: 5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:49:15 pm

From the picture the card appears to be a NewerTech SAS RAID card.

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Jon Schilling
Re: 5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:59:29 pm

James,

Looks like a good solution if you're on a serious budget and don't need much space. Don't forget to buy 2 cards.


Jonathan Schilling
Vertical Sales Manager
Proavio Storage by Enhance Technology Inc.
12221 Florence Ave.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Dir: 562-777-3498
Main: 562-777-3488 X106
Fax: 562-777-3499
Email: jon@proavio.com





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Neil Sadwelkar
Re: 5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:30:02 pm

I actually have one of these cards, but haven't used it. Waiting for the occasion/need.
You're right about the case. If it sits inside a PC case without cooling, the SSDs may overheat.

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neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
twitter: fcpguru
FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
Mumbai India


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James Ashbolt
Re: 5.25" 1.4TB SSD raid POWERHOUSE
on Jan 16, 2013 at 3:20:59 am

I was more thinking of this as an external solution but theres no reason why you couldnt pop this into the 5.25" slot inside a PC.

The 5.25" enclosure has two fans for cooling btw. See the specs here: http://amzn.to/11yckd1

The raid card is indeed the newertech. So it should be capable of running those speeds: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/MXPRMS6G2E/

Any feedback is welcome. Im keen to build this monster.
- J


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