Is this internal hard drive configuration reasonable or a waste?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by videoed, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. videoed macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2009

    looking at the new Mac Pros for video editing.

    if we move forward, we will likely be on these machines for 4 years or more.

    tell me what you think of this for internal storage:

    drive 1: boot drive/applications: ssd
    drive 2: any 7200rpm drive to mirror with the boot drive (is this even possible?)
    drive 3, 4: 1TB each for raid 1 for the purpose of media files that get used on all projects(external raids for everything else) and for very small and temporary projects

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Yes, just use SuperDuper or CarbonCopyCloner to make a bootable backup, they can also do incremental backups after you finished the first big backup.

    Are you sure 1TB is enough for your media? Are you editing in SD or HD?

    If it is enough, it sounds doable, especially the RAID 1 part.
  3. videoed thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2009

    thanks for the response.

    for the boot drive, i guess i didn't consider that after the os and applications were installed that this drive wouldn't see any action probably until os updates or new software

    for the internal media, we have a catalog of media that gets used on various projects throughout the year that would probably total less than 100GB. As for the smaller projects that come up, those are rarely more than 20 minutes of footage and only last on the drive for a few days at a time.

    (this would presumably be the place to store all project files as well)

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