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Craig Alan
80% rule
on Aug 14, 2015 at 3:27:28 am

It has been my understanding that a hard drive should not be kept more than 80% full - that it will slow down and be more open to corruption.

Does this apply to a Pegasus Raid (or any raid for that matter)? I have a 4-drive 8TB enclosures and I'm working on a series of short films and noticed that I have passed the 6.4 TB mark.

I could lighten the load by transferring one of the short films onto another drive.

I have a back up of this raid as well and have started ingesting on a second pair of these raids. But I recently added some footage to a couple of these films and noticed I exceeded my usual full target.

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Noah Kadner
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 14, 2015 at 3:39:44 am

Never a bad idea to avoid full drives. That said, 80% is fairly conservative on that large a drive.

Noah

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gary adcock
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 14, 2015 at 12:55:46 pm

[Noah Kadner] "Never a bad idea to avoid full drives. That said, 80% is fairly conservative on that large a drive."

Even on a larger volume keeping 15%-20% open allows for faster Renders and transfer of data since that space allows sufficient room for caching of the temporary data queue that is required when compressing or rendering content.

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Craig Alan
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:51:09 am

Thanks. I went on the side of conservative and copied one of the short films to the new pair or raids. Because I'm putting it on a different drive all the media needed to be relinked. I remember being able to just tell FC to relink media and could easily locate all the media files. But now it seems I had to relink one at a time? Is there a quick wholesale way of doing this?

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Bret Williams
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 16, 2015 at 5:15:05 pm

Just point it to the drive or folder and it'll find it all.


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Craig Alan
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 17, 2015 at 3:56:25 am

Always did it that way but it kept relinking one clip at a time and I could not figure how to get it to do them all at once.

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Doug Metz
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 19, 2015 at 7:33:20 pm

I've noticed that this will happen if you've got a file selected in the relink dialog list. A quick 'cmd+A' will select everything in the list and -should- batch the lot.

Doug Metz

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Craig Alan
Re: 80% rule
on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:36:37 pm

Thanks. I'm sure it was end user error. next time I need to relink I'll keep that in mind.

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