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

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

  1. keantan macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

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  3. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    This.

    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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