Grievous Angel wrote:
The question is, If yoiu do not own a RAID at present, would you buy one in today's technology and market?
I have a fairly nice High Point RaidRocket 4320 Intel Hardware RAID 5 with 5 SAS 10k RPM HD and I do not think its any faster than a single SAS10K RPM HD! Actually sometimes, it acts like it pauses before writing/retrieving data???
I am confused on what I should do to improve my video editing performqance. Suggestions please.
Yes I would have a RAID system with disk drives in next years system.
If you do not have better per formance with 5 SAS disks in RAID 5 over a single disk it is a problem with your controller. Have you benchmarked your RAID to see if it is really performing properly?
Video Editing Configuration 101 look at the results and see for your self.
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With 5 x 10K SAS (SCSI) drives in say raid5, I would expect your sustained transfer rate to be around 320 - 350 MB/s. Check with HDTach whether that is indeed the case.
Raids are necessary for top performance. See PPBM5 Benchmark and notice that nearly all 20 top performing systems use raid arrays.
Thanks. I will check it out with tbe tool you suggested.