Handbrake: RAID0 or read from 1, write to the other

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by keantan, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. keantan macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2008
    Penang, Malaysia
    Hi Everyone quick question.

    I have 2 spare 750GB hard disks that I want to use as a scratch disk for a very large amount of video encoding in handbrake.

    My question is: would I receive better performance by setting up the two disks as a software RAID 0 and read/writing to the array simultaneously or keeping them as separate drives and reading from 1 and writing to the other. I realise I could use an SSD which would be faster but this way I don't need to spend any money as its only a temporary set up. All data is copied from a back up anyways so redundancy is a non-issue.

    Thanks everyone!
  2. theone213 macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2012
  3. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    But Handbrake is much more dependent on processor speed rather than disk access speed. I don't think you'll notice any improvement from using one or the other.
  4. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007

    I don't think even the 12 core 3.33GHz monster would be able to encode quick enough to give a HDD the sweats...

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