Captain Ned wrote:RAID 0 is not RAID. It is not Redundant. It is certainly inapplicable for anything you're not willing to lose. IMO one of the few appropriate uses of RAID 0 would be as a massive & fast scratch disk for image, video, and music editing.
scpulp wrote:Captain Ned wrote:RAID 0 is not RAID. It is not Redundant. It is certainly inapplicable for anything you're not willing to lose. IMO one of the few appropriate uses of RAID 0 would be as a massive & fast scratch disk for image, video, and music editing.
There's always one.
Everyone already knows RAID 0 isn't actually RAID, but thank you for waving your "I know things" flag.
Agreed with this suggestion. If you get heavy duty enough multiple "spindles" (RAID array = 1 spindle) would be my suggestion as well. I have been advocating multiple spindles over RAID0 for years (if you can find those old posts). I almost always go with 2 drives, 1 for system+apps and another to put my pagefile, for starters. However, whether GG should pursue this may depend on a few things.scpulp wrote:I will say that for video production, RAID 0 is excellent...as a scratch disk.
If you're running just two hard drives in your desktop, I actually suggest not using ANY form of RAID. When you render for video production, you want to be reading data off of one drive and then rendering the final video to a separate one. Hard drives are a major bottleneck in any system, so if you're sourcing and then rendering to the exact same RAID array, odds are you'll be throttled by that (which is a problem I ran into on my own build early on.)
Honestly, my suggestion would be to add one or two drives, do a RAID 0 for your scratch disk and either a single drive or a RAID 1 for your project and final render disk.
Apart from HDD based camera where you are pretty much forced to vacate the drive to make room, newer cams that take SDHC/SDXC cards should be ok in this regard?scpulp wrote:What makes this setup sketchy these days, however, is that pretty much all modern video cameras are tapeless. My HDR-FX1 shoots HDV on regular DV cassettes, so I can put all my video on a scratch RAID 0 and not worry about the RAID failing and losing all my stuff. The footage is already logged in the project file, worst thing that happens is I have to recapture my footage. Tapeless cameras don't give you that luxury, but at least you have a good backup plan already going.
Reading up a little more on RAIDs, logically the RAID 0 still might make the best sense for me. Since I don't store data on the OS hard drives and I do video production and editing and a lot of image editing..which are the recommended uses for RAID 0, doesn't it make sense to actually keep with that structure?
If you think a RAID 1 is still best, what direct advantages are there in my case..because I fail to see them. In terms of back-ups in data..I have 4 external harddrives..two used for data, one used soley as a backup of 2 of the drives while the forth drive holds all of my video animations (having the original DVDs as the back-up there). Lastly, I then make back-up DVDs of the data also. Granted i admit, due to recent health problems, my DVD archives are a bit behind but still, I take my data seriously and have watched too many people lose too much because of having no backups.
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