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hbvideoUsing G5 with SATA Drives as target for digitizing
by on Aug 24, 2006 at 10:28:39 pm

Until I get a Media 100 HD system I'm thinking about using a Media 100sw equipped G5 quadcore with 2 internal 500GB SATA drives booted as a Firewire target to digitize from M100i on a G4 dual 500 with 1 GB RAM.

Would this provide enough throughput for SD?

I'm hoping to stripe the 2 500GBs together.

HB



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Scott_FRe: Using G5 with SATA Drives as target for digitizing
by on Aug 25, 2006 at 12:23:48 pm

that's a good question. I don't think it will matter if you have the sata drives striped. It couldn't hurt, but I don't think you'd be able to use that as the G-5's system drive(I recall something about not being able to boot to a striped drive or something). I


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hbvideoRe: Using G5 with SATA Drives as target for digitizing
by on Aug 25, 2006 at 12:35:14 pm

Yeah HD Suite although it's overkill at this time. Of course, a dual 500 G4 with 1GB of RAM was overkill for me back in 1999.

Thanks for the tip about booting to a striped drive - I'll check it out. Seems like I've heard that the target disk is the system disk also, so striped may not work as a target disk if it can't be the system disk.

HB



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