RAID0 Performance Feedback

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by nyzwerewolf, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. nyzwerewolf macrumors regular

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    #1
    The other day I created a 2TB RAID0 Array to use as Scratch Disk for FCP on my 2010 Mac Pro.

    Disk: WD RE4 500GB 7200RPM 64MB Cache. (4 X 500GB)
    Raid Card: ARC 1212

    Here is the BlackMagic Disk Test Screenshot
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    Let me know your comments/suggestions/feedback or anything else I should do to improve the performance to edit 1080i/p ProRes 422/LT footage.

    Mac Pro Specs:
    2010 Mac Pro
    2 X 2.4 Ghz Westmere
    14GB 1066 Mhz RAM
    640GB System Disk
    2TB Scratch Disk (RAID0)

    Thanks guys!
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  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    what more would you need to improve? that's enough bandwidth for like 15 simultaneous streams of ProRes
     
  3. nyzwerewolf thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    Just make sure all of your scratch disks are set on the RAID and make your autosave vault on the OS drive.
     
  5. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    There really isn't much in the FCP preferences to change. Just make sure that all your media, as well as all of your caches and render scratch disk are located on the RAID array. That should do the trick.
     
  6. cristian.huiu macrumors newbie

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    Please tell me how you installed physically ARC-1212 in MacPro Mid 2010 ?
     
  7. WRP, Jan 26, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012

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    Personally I would RAID 5 it for a total of 1.5TB. Specially if any of this video means anything to you. If one of those drives go down everything is lost. I cut 12 streams of Pro Res proxy clips multicammed made from r3d files. I was able to open sync cut the music video with all streams running simultaneously in FCP running a RAID 5.

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    I've cut plenty of streams of Pro Res 422 simultaneously without a hiccup on this RAID 5.
     

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