Your thoughts on this Raid Setup

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by goldenhourfilms, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. goldenhourfilms macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone!

    Here is what I'm looking to do. I have 3 internal Hitachi 1TB 32Mb Cache drives set up in Raid0 Using the software raid on my Mac Pro.

    What I am thinking about doing is getting this HighPoint RocketRAID 2322 Raid Card card - here is the link for it - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816115028

    And purchasing this external drive unit -
    http://www.pc-pitstop.com/sata_enclosures/scsat84xb.asp

    PLacing my 3 hard drives in it and buying a couple more. Expending it to the to 8 hard drives.

    What are your thoughts on the Raid controller card? I am on tight budged here and I do understand there are better cards but I can not spend $500 on a controller card at this time.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    That should in theory work fine, but what level of RAID do you plan on running in the enclosure?
     
  3. goldenhourfilms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for responding!

    I plan on running Raid0. Im looking to get the most out of these drives. Pure speed. I plan on backing up files that I want to make sure are safe to another drive. Unless there is a Raid level that can give me the best read and writes with some data security?
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    with 8 drives, go with RAID5... you'll have one disc of redundancy and very very good speed.
     
  5. cpcarrot macrumors member

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    +1 For RAID 5.

    Even if your working uncompressed HD an 8 drive RAID 5 is more than quick enough.
     
  6. goldenhourfilms thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am starting to feel that maybe a little bit of a safety net is a good thing to have. I think I will be trying out Raid 5.

    Any thoughts on that controller card? I haven't been able to find any other card that supports 8 external drives for the same price. I know it dose not have a on bored Cache. But One thing I have not been able to find is which processor is controlling that card. I want to make sure this is truly going to be a hardware Raid set up.

    One last question. PCIe 4x - Is that enough for 8 drives? Or should I have two of these cards running a set of 4 each. From what I understand PCIe is capable of 1,000 Megabits per second?

    thanks again every one!
     
  7. MacUserPeggy macrumors newbie

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    Hey guy,I used RR2322 in winxp the compatibility and performance is very good. If you are on tight budget here, I thought this RocketRAID 2322 agree with you. But you need SFF8088 to SFF8470 external minisas to infiniband female (Screw) connectors cable.
     

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