Little help please, new to video...

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

  1. Hierotochan macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks.


    J.
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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

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

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    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?


    J.
     
  5. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

    bigbossbmb

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    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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