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Alfred Guzzetti
SATA drive for DVCPRO HD 100
on Apr 1, 2007 at 6:34:33 pm

Is a SATA drive fast enough for DVCPRO HD 100 or is a Raid array necessary?

ALFRED GUZZETTI


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David Roth Weiss
Re: SATA drive for DVCPRO HD 100
on Apr 1, 2007 at 7:59:03 pm

A single SATA will give you modest performance, but striping two or three together will give you great performance.

DRW


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walter biscardi
Re: SATA drive for DVCPRO HD 100
on Apr 1, 2007 at 8:03:15 pm

[Alfred Guzzetti] "Is a SATA drive fast enough for DVCPRO HD 100 or is a Raid array necessary?"

A single FW400 drive is actually fast enough. But a two drive Striped Array is what I would recommend as a minimum for editing DVCPro HD.

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Russell Lasson
Re: SATA drive for DVCPRO HD 100
on Apr 1, 2007 at 9:50:00 pm

What the other guys have said is great advice. I might add that it depends on the resolution and frame rate because DVCPROHD can range from around 6MB/sec to around 16MB/sec.

720/24P is around 6MB/sec and I've edited it over Firewire 400 without a problem. (Firewire 400 is usually capable of about 30-40MB/sec.) It's not ideal, but should work (most of the time.)

If you're editing 720/60P or 1080i 29.97, that's closer to 16MB/sec. Firewire 400 will start to choke with it. I'd suggest at least Firewire 800 or faster for that (even Firewire 800 will start to choke depending on how many streams of video you're trying to play back.)

-Russ


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Alfred Guzzetti
Re: SATA drive for DVCPRO HD 100
on Apr 2, 2007 at 4:43:27 pm

Many thanks to all three of you for these helpful comments!

ALFRED GUZZETTI


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