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Old January 16th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #1
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Budget Raid setup for Kona Lh?

I'm thinking of buying the Kona LH capture card but it seems it requires a fast raid setup in order to work correctly. Can anyone suggest me a solid and low cost (the card is expensive!) solution in order to get the most from the camera? I'm targetting smooth DVCPROHD editting or uncompressed 4:2:2 (if there's such a thing).

The upgrade route to smooth HD sure is expensive! :)
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Old January 16th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #2
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How much storage space do you want/need?

I would buy an ATA or SATA control card with two buses, a couple of large internal drives, and then use Apple's own Disk Utility to stripe them in a RAID.
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Old January 16th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #3
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What's your definition of "low cost"?
How much storage are you going to need?

A PixelCorps, a Huge Systems MediaVault 4105 has worked very well for us on CineAlta F900 and F950 shoots. Not sure if these qualify as "low cost" though.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 02:40 AM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. my budget is about 1500 USD for the raid system. I believe I can only go for a Sata setup like Tim suggested. I really would like to have the possibility of using such system like you suggested, Nick, but it sounds just too expensive...

Tim, any idea how much storage/performance I can get from a 1500 dollar setup?
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Old January 20th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #5
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We just got a seritek kit from firmtek. It comes with a 4 port card, an external housing for four drives, 4 SATA cables and an internal power supply with 2 fans $649.The unit is SATA 2 compliant. We also got 4 hitachi 250gb SATA 2 drives $100 each. With tax the whole setup cost a little over 1100. When it was fresh and the drives were relatively empty I tested it with Decklink's Disk Speed Tester and got anywhere from 240mBps-260mBps. That's fast enough to do something silly like 160fps of uncompressed/4:2:2 SD. It's even fast enough for some HD resolutions.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 11:50 AM   #6
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Since you said LH and not LHe I'm assuming your system is a PCI-X one.

Mike Curtis over at HDforindies.com have posted lots of PCI-X sata cards that should do the trick. Their are several from highpoint that are realitively cost effective.

Sonnet tempo-x 8 and 4+4 could be a good choice. I think the 8 is 299 and the 4+4 is 199 (find youself a interal sata to esata bracket and its just like the 8) which should also do the trick. They also sell the Fusion 4 drive e-sata enclosures for 399 I think, but I would suspect that their would be cheaper drive boxes with a power supply around.
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Old January 21st, 2006, 07:57 PM   #7
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I'm using a rocket raid pci-x card with 4 maxtor sata 250's mounted internally. 1TB and SCREAMING fast. only editing HDV, but loving it so far. total cost around $1000.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 01:40 PM   #8
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budget raid

check out the new stuff from Sonnet. I'm probably going to get the eSATA 5 bay enclosure with port multiplier (new) and the pci-x card (others available depending on your computer). SATA II compliant. Total about $800 before adding drives. Can be used as jbod or RAID. The best feature I think is the port multiplier which allow for tons of expansion.

I'm getting close to buying but haven't heard feedback yet from anyone using this.
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