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Old January 17th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Sustained Transfer Speed for Editing 5D files

Hello Friends,

I'm building a new workstation and am going to use a RAID for my media drive.

Was wondering if anyone knew the minimum disk sustained transfer speed needed to edit the native 5D .h264 files in PPro CS5.5??? This way I have a set target to shoot for when configuring my RAID. For example, if 200+MB/sec is a good rate to edit comfortably in, I know exactly what kind of RAID to assemble to account for that speed while planning for redundancy.

On the same token, does anyone know the threshold speed where anymore speed wouldn't be noticeable?? For example, 500+MB/Sec would be overkill to edit .h264 files.

Thanks in advance for any help on this. Peace.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: Sustained Transfer Speed for Editing 5D files

Native files run about 6 megabytes/second, so... any raid is likely overkill. Even with a several layers of video you're still well within the capabilities of a single drive, and you're more likely to run up against your systems ability to decode simultaneous tracks of h.264 long before you'll hit the data rate ceiling on any raid.
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