Final follow up...the Glyph Technologies Atom RAID 2TB USB 3.1 Type-C External SSD came in and so far WOW! In FCPX I have a 3x45min 4k, time lines stacked on each other and editing and playback is super smooth. No more stuttering and stoping. From a strictly editing point of view very happy.
Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:33 PM
I use the OWC Thunderbay2 bundled with Softraid. Two enclosures (8 bays), 6x4tb HGST drives (2 spare bays for backup drives), RAID 5, imac 5k. Runs as fast or faster than any SSD (750+MB/s I think it was). So far its been great. Lots of space (10TB+ photo library) lots of speed. But I'm no IT guru.