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Chris Stevens
Thunderbolt 2
on Jul 21, 2015 at 7:28:11 am

Is there any noticeable advantage in editing response with RAIDs connected with TB2 over TB1?
About to acquire an iMac 5K and wondered what to expect?

Chris Stevens - Waterline Media. Marine Production Company.
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David Roth Weiss
Re: Thunderbolt 2
on Jul 21, 2015 at 4:24:54 pm
Last Edited By David Roth Weiss on Jul 21, 2015 at 10:55:47 pm

That's a bit like asking how fast are cars? Of course, we all know there are many types of cars and many types of roads, right?

Well, the answer to your question is not so simple... If the video you're editing is light weight, highly compressed, not many layers, and thus does not exceed the demands of Thunderbolt 1 throughput, you'll be fine with T-bolt 1. However, if you're working with more demanding video, or cutting many layers, the increased throughout of T-bolt 2 will prove to be a necessity.

As I often say, disk speed calculations are not rocket science, but they are science nonetheless, and every editor should know how to use the free AJA Disk Speed Test app to fully understand what throughout their hard drive sub-systems are actually delivering.

David Roth Weiss
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Noah Kadner
Re: Thunderbolt 2
on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:45:12 pm

You'll feel the benefits most during major file copy and multi-stream playback operations. Which hardly ever happen during editing....

Noah

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