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Alan Okey
Re: AJA Kona LHI & Native XDCAM Ex
on Jun 4, 2009 at 9:54:51 pm

[Akbar Ukani] "Yeah I did check out the Caldigit RAID card. No doubt they are awesome, but I am just not a big fan of a card which limits me to their enclosures only."

Just to be clear - you do realize that the CalDigit RAID card can use the 4 internal drives in the Mac Pro, right? Plus, the card includes a kit to mount a fifth drive in the second optical bay of the Mac Pro. If you don't use Boot Camp, you can set up your system drive in the second optical bay and use up to four of the original hard drive drive bays for hardware RAID. You don't even need to use an external enclosure.

I set up a system exactly like this for a client. He has a boot/system drive in the second optical bay and then four 1TB Hitachi SATA drives set up in RAID 5 with the CalDigit card. He's quite happy with the results, and he didn't have to spend a lot.

The CalDigit RAID card sells for about $550.00. You can't buy another Mac for that little.


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