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Jacob Brown
single drive thunderbolt vs the cheaper prosumer raids
on Jul 12, 2013 at 6:26:09 pm

i'm currently editing a long format piece in FCPX (aprox 90 mins in timeline).

i am editing on a Lacie 3TB d2 Quadra. (connected to a MBP retina 2.6ghz w/16gb ram)

is it worth it for me to switch to either the WD 4tb duo dual drive thunderbolt or the graid 4tb? (i need a 2nd HD anyway)

editing on the current HD is almost always fine except for a few spots where i have compositing or complex effects like SliceX.

obviously i'd like to save the $150-200 and just get a second Lacie 3 TB. But if the performance will shoot up, i will spring for the raid.

thanks do much!!!!


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Eric Hansen
Re: single drive thunderbolt vs the cheaper prosumer raids
on Jul 12, 2013 at 7:21:47 pm

very generally, a single SATA3 hard drive will deliver 150MB/s. I have a bunch of 8TB G-RAID Thunderbolt enclosures (the 2 drive versions) and they average 300MB/s. theoretically, the 4TB versions should be the same speed (until they fill up).

hope that helps

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Eric Hansen
Production Workflow Designer / Consultant / Colorist / DIT
http://www.erichansen.tv


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Rainer Wirth
Re: single drive thunderbolt vs the cheaper prosumer raids
on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:02:44 pm

I think you should stick to the lacie 4bay raids.
Never change a running system!
The first step up the ladder would be a SAS 8-bay array.

cheers

Rainer

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