Retina IMac & OWC Thunderbolt Raid 5 Setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sahib, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. sahib macrumors newbie

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    UK
    #1
    Hi Guys,

    Only just registered to communicate with the MacRumours community :apple:

    I'm a Photographer & Cinematographer and with a busy season next year, I've decided to create a practical workstation.

    I've ordered the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display with the following configuration:

    • 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
    • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x8GB
    • 512GB Flash Storage
    • AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5

    I've purchased the OWC Thunderbolt Bay 4 Raid 5 Edition along side

    - Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive
    - WD 4 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black
    - WD 4 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black
    - WD 4 TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive - Black


    Im thinking of setting up the 3 x WD 4 TB as Raid 5 for all my photo and video storage and using the Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Basic SATA Solid State Drive as a 'scratch disk' for film editing.


    What do you guys think of my set up? any feedback will be appreciated or even sharing your own set ups.
     
  2. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Location:
    Seattle
    #2
    Looks like a fine setup. You may want to ask questions in the iMac + OWC thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1808641

    Also, you'll need the OWC 2.5" -> 3.5" adapter for the 840 Evo to work in there.
     

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