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