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In Topic: RAID suggestions

21 October 2017 - 09:29 AM

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.  

In Topic: RAID suggestions

16 October 2017 - 08:25 AM

In the end decided editing 4k video was the key.  Would risk losing data if a drive fails.  So went with the following external hard drive to edit on and then will use old hard drives to store final projects on.  Thanks to Tamir at B&H to walk me through options.



In Topic: RAID suggestions

09 October 2017 - 06:36 AM

Still trying to figure out what to do.  


Side note; to transfer 1.95TB of 4k video from my G-Tech 4tb external drive to my Lacie Tough Drive took about 13hrs at 42mb/sec.

In Topic: RAID suggestions

01 October 2017 - 07:18 AM

Thanks for all the info!  I did download Blackmagic's Disk speed ap.  On the iMac 512GB SSD drive it shows over 1900mb read/write speeds.  On my old 4TB G-Tech drive with a Super Speed USB3.0 cable the read/write speed was about 40mb/s.  So maybe a SSD external hard drive is the best route to edit FCPX from.  Again all raw data for the projects is 1-2TB.

In Topic: RAID suggestions

20 September 2017 - 06:21 AM

Maybe same issue, maybe different.  But opinions welcome


Got a deal on a iMac i7 core, 4.2GH, 32GB ram, DDR4, 512GB SSD Drive. Using it mainly to edit 4k video, using FCPX.  I have older G-Drive 4TB drives with USB3 connections.  Given the "small" hard drive of the iMac I am trying to save to, and edit off an external hard drive.  When working in FCPX and try to "play" a 5min video in the timeline it stutters and stops.  You can see and hear the G-Drive working away.  But as the FCPX timeline runs the stuttering, slow play makes it very hard to sync music or see timing.  


Would a Raid 5 system like linked below help in SPEED OF EDITING and smoother operation when using FCPX???  Not a pro, not super worried about storage, really looking to make editing in FCPX as fluid as possible. Hope that makes sense.  Thanks again!


(Price is always an issue)

OWC / Other World Computing ThunderBay 4 8TB (4 x 2TB) Four-Bay Thunderbolt RAID Array