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Your i7-2600K based system was developed before USB 3.0 exsisted.therefore you do not have a USB3.0 port on the motherboard. No wonder your new disk system has slowed down. Unless G-Raid supplied you a new USB 3.0 adapter card, you need to buy one,
Now, if you are really serious about a Canon C500 or a Sony F55 these are 4k cameras so throw out that computer and start all over, it just is not possible. Follow cc_merchant's suggestion and read the suggested page and fully understand that you are asking for a miracle out of your old system. I have a real souped-up i7-2600k (max memory, well overclocked, Internal raid, super GPU) and I would not expect it to handle those exotic codec's or raw 4k video.
Message was edited by: Bill Gehrke
Thanks, both, for your replies.
I didn't know the tweakers page existed, and that has been an incredibly useful read. Thanks to all who put it together.
My motherboard is an Asus P8z68-v Pro. It actually came with a usb 3 adaptor, so has already had 2/3 usb 3 slots. They behave as you'd exepct usb 3 to behave. It's pretty fast on transfers to and from external drives etc, and the new G-raid is of course attached to it.
Having digested some of the above, I was thinking of doing the following:
* ditching the usb 3 g-raid for media and replacing with an internal raid 0 (possibly 3 x 1tb seagate 7200.14 drives)
* upgrading the RAM to 24gb
* upgrading the GPU to a GTX760
This will keep me close to my budget, and with whatever new camera we buy, it's most likely that 9 out of 10 jobs will be recorded in HD mode, rather than 4k. I appreciate the codec still is more exotic even in HD, but do you think my proposed upgrade will make it bearable? I will also invest in new cooling and seriously spend some time ensuring i can get a stable OC out of the system.
Harm (does not use CC, only CS6 and is no longer active on this forum) is responsible for all the "Tweakers Page" info on our PPBM7 site.
I will attempt to give you some updated results/configuration info from my i7-2600K based system, but it will have to be later as I am about to run out. But for HD work you can have an enjoyable system..