Little help please, new to video...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Hierotochan, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Hierotochan macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Hi there,

    I'm trying to set up a mini-studio here on my laptop.

    What I have is:
    MacbookPro 15.4" 2.5G C2D 250Gb HD 512Mb Graphics & 3Gb RAM (soon to be 4Gb),
    Flip Mino HD 4GB,
    one external Firewire drive (Lacie Porche 120GB),
    2xSonyEricsson M2 USB adapters with 2x4GB M2 cards
    & a bunch of programs & ideas!

    I'm only looking to make a few little Skateboard/Snowboard videos
    (have obligatory .5x wide-angle Hama magnetic lens for Flip on it's way).

    I want to get the 2x 4GB M2 sticks working as a Mirrored RAID/scratch disk
    to help speed up my system.
    Dose anyone know why now, after I've formatted them & setup the RAID
    in Disk Utility that it keeps crashing my MacbookPro?
    Getting the grey blind sweeping down the screen & then the restart message pops up.

    Any ideas?


  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Why are you trying to use the memory sticks as a RAIDed scratch disk? Use the firewire drive instead.
  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    and mirroring wouldn't give you a speed increase anyway
  4. Hierotochan thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    OK, the Firewire drive is full of stuff I moved off my hard drive to make room for other essential crap.
    I was planning to do the video project in sections & move them onto it when finished to keep the M2 sticks freed up.

    The mirrored RAID it's not mirrored anymore,
    I've sorted it by a combination of Format/Partition/GUID/Format... Etc.
    So they're set up as striped & not crashing my system now!

    As for it not speeding up my system, I was told that a RAID drive with large blocks would help!?
    When I had the idea I hadn't looked into the different types of RAID,
    but from what I understand now the stripped is better for what I want.

    Have I got any of this right?

  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    you're not getting what were saying... using the M2 sticks as your scratch in RAID or not is an awful decision... just get a firewire 3.5" hard drive.

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