Hard Drives...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by void, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. void macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2002
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    I have a quicksilver dual 1 ghz. I need lots and lots of storage for DV and i am considering getting 3 of These Drives Will it be good for FCP and as fast as another drive? I have heard about ATA 133 cards, will one of those work as well and if they do, where can i get one?
  2. Nipsy macrumors 65816


    Jan 19, 2002
    If you want a lot of speed, I'd either go SCSI, or get a SIIG ATA 133 raid card, and run 2 drives as a striped RAID, which you initialize often (after each project).

    Two WD Jumbo Cache drives will run close to 100MB/sec both ways on a striped RAID setup, which should be fast enough. If you have the $$$, 8 Seagate Cheetahs on an ATTO Dual Channel U320 card is the way to go (215MB/sec, sustained, both ways).

    Then add a drive if necessary for your apps/storage.

    The key to speed is only using the RAID for work (not storage), that way you can wipe it often, and always get great captures.

    If you don't want to do that, make a partition on the RAID which has enough room for eveything you wanna do.

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