Internal HD Expansion for FCP Editing

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by H. Flower, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. H. Flower macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I just purchased a new Nehalem 2.66 mac pro. I was looking to add internal drives that would allow for HD editing in FCP.

    I understand I have to configure a RAID. What level would be most efficient for editing video? Someone recommended a Raid 5 to me.

    Which formats could this handle? As high as DVCProHD? XDcam? How about HDCam compressed to ProRes?

    Or do I need Fiber Channel to effectively edit this high of quality?

    Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  2. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    You don't need a RAID array for any of that. I'm working on an XDCAM 1080p24 project right now on a single drive and it works fine. Even ProRes 1080p30 works fine.

    I'm not to keen on RAID-5, but i have a SW RAID-0 array on bay 3 and 4 of my MP. Just for personal stuff, but i don't need it.

    Just make sure your media is on a disk other than your boot drive and you'll be fine.

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