I am working on a low budget docie which means no money for edit drives.
We have 4x 3TB WD internal drives and looking at buying a Netstor 5Bay RAID enclosure with USB3, eSata and FW800 connections. Drive will be setup to RAID 5
I want to get a ExpressCard for my Macbook Pro 17' (2011 model 8,3)
What is the best connection option...USB3 or eSata?
Will be using ProRes 422 media mostly.
I hear different things about USB3....
- Cant daisy chain with USB3
- Sonnets card burned out the hardrives connected
- Lacie cards only support Lacie drives
- Speed not really as fast or faster than eSata. Throughput of USB 3 is low.
Anyone have any experience with USB3 or eSata cards?
Any thoughts on the Netstor 5Bay USB3/eSata/FW800?