RAID 0 Suggestions: LaCie 2Big vs OWC Elite Pro Duel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FullerNikonMan, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. FullerNikonMan macrumors newbie

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    Hello,
    I am looking for some advice on external RAID arrays for my photo library. I have a late 2012 iMac with an internal 1TB 2.5” 5400 RPM drive. I use LR5 and PS CC mainly. I plan to use this array for my working files so speed is important. I plan to set up in RAID 0 with a local HD and CrashPlan backups. I believe I have my selection down to 2:
    1. LaCie 2Big 6TB Thunderbolt backed up locally to LaCie d2 Quadra USB 3.0
    2. OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual Multi-Interface Performance RAID Enclosure. B&H recommends these drives for it: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1042713-REG/wd_wd1003fbyz_1tb_enterprise_3_5_internal.html I will back this up locally with OWC Mercury Elite Pro External Hard Drive USB 3.
    I have used LaCie in the past and like them. I have no experience with OWC.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Joseph
     
  2. iczster macrumors member

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    I've recently bought the Lacie 6TN tb2 drive and I love it. Really quick and quiet and using it on my Rmbp.

    I'll hook it up to the iMac when it arrives.
     
  3. FullerNikonMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks iczster! I appreciate your reply. The LaCie array seems like a great drive. It is more expensive though then the OWC.

    Question: Do you have it set up in RAID 0? If so, is it quicker then your internal Rmbp? My Lightroom files are quite slow reading off my internal iMac drive. I am wondering if this will be any quicker set up as RAID 0 with my Thunderbolt 1 iMac connection.

    Thanks,
    Joseph
     
  4. iczster macrumors member

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    Yes its in RAID 0 I'll run some benchmark timings later and update this thread.
     

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