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  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Sun 11 Jul 2004, 20:00   Subject: Hullo, where is everybody?
Anything new happen with the Highpoint card?

Anybody got a working 6+ drive RAID yet?

Read that Seriteks in slots 2 & 3 takes a performance hit - how big?

Gotta have the capture card in 4 if ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

Replies: 44
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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Wed 9 Jun 2004, 23:19   Subject: FCP 4:4:4 and stuff
I was just reading somewhere the other day that FCP only processes in 8 bits per channel, 10 bits if you're careful about what effects you're using. So it may be possible to edit in 12bit, but you wou ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Wed 9 Jun 2004, 18:11   Subject: one more tidbit on drive throughput
...while it would be great to have the desired 300 MB/sec across the entire capacity of the array, it isn't necessarily required, I'd argue.

The rule of thumb, so far based on my own tests (see my ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Wed 9 Jun 2004, 17:56   Subject: Regarding throughputs, etc.
I picked up my throughput numbers from

http://www.blackmagic-design.com/site/25support.htm

NOT including audio. They differ from yours, by more than just audio.

As for 50 MB/sec inner sector ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Wed 9 Jun 2004, 3:04   Subject: RAID issues
Bummer about Highpoint, but the future may bring new things.

If the 4 port Firmtek can do 50 MB/sec per drive, that and the two internals should get us where we want to go. 6X50 is 300 MB/sec, 6x30 ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Tue 8 Jun 2004, 22:39   Subject: SATA RAID article, faster than 50 MB/sec SATA drives
Hey all -

I just posted up a huge long honkin' article on most everything I know about SATA RAIDs at

http://www.hdforindies.com/archivedarticles/2004_06_01_archived_article#108672778918379763 ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Fri 4 Jun 2004, 15:09   Subject: Mac OS X Highpoint stuff
Eeek...then I'm going to wait to buy one of the cards until the drivers can perform at a reasonable level.
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Wed 2 Jun 2004, 21:59   Subject: SATA RAID for HD
Here's my understanding of software vs. hardware RAID - if I'm wrong, somebody PLEASE bust me on it:

OK, here's what I know (or think I do):

Software RAID: The computer's CPU is responsible for ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Sun 30 May 2004, 15:48   Subject: SATA RAID for HD
That Addonics case definitely would be a better deal then.

Good info on SMART - I'll pass that along.

A-ha! I'll probably buy a Highpoint card then.

When are you getting the drivers?
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Sun 30 May 2004, 0:11   Subject: Drives
Not that it's rock solid info, but when I was discussing drives with a RAID vendor, the specifically spoke out against WD. I don't know if it was a bad batch, or a bad experience, or what, but they we ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Sat 29 May 2004, 18:00   Subject: Cases and cards
How much was that Addonics solution? You could get 8 external PPA, Inc. cases fro $400 total from Fry's. That's not just cheap, but cheep - I wouldn't stack the drives on top of each other, they'd get ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Fri 28 May 2004, 19:04   Subject: Further update on Mac additional drives difficulty
So I just now gave up trying to get a DeckLink HD card into slot 4 on my G5, even though they have a support link specifically on how this is supposed to work...but it categorically doesn't on my box. ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Fri 28 May 2004, 13:36   Subject: SATA RAID for HD
I'm going to respond to each in order:

1.) adding more drives can be tough on the mac, since at the moment, there is only one card out there that lets you add 2 more drives to the two internals we ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Fri 28 May 2004, 2:30   Subject: SATA RAID for HD
One more thing - I noticed that, inside the PPA, Inc. SATA boxes, there are these nice little one piece connectors that are power and SATA connector in one piece that plugs as a single unit into the d ...
  Topic: SATA RAID for HD
mdc1138

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PostForum: Hardware   Posted: Fri 28 May 2004, 2:27   Subject: SATA RAID for HD
A few little tidbits I want to throw into the equation, Robert Morgan has covered these in his site:

1.) The Hitachi 7K250 and 7K400 drives run around 60 MB/sec at the edge, about 30 at the hub. So ...
 
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