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Old July 1st, 2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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To RAID or not to RAID?

I'm thinking of building a 2 SATA2 Drive RAID over PCI (not PCI-E, we bought a dual-slot Video Card which blocked the second PCI-E port.) to possibly do some uncompressed editing with my Intensity Pro or use Cineform down the line. My motherboard (nForce 630i) from what I've read supports 66Mhz PCI 2.1. All I ask is, is it worth it to use a 2 disk PCI RAID with caching on for Uncompressed HD or should I go for a single drive setup with compressed video?

In addition, what are the typical and maximum bitrates of codecs like Cineform NEO HD?

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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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I've made my decision, I'm gonna RAID as soon as we purchase Cineform because I might be using the "Film Scan" quality mode a lot. A single drive unbuffered is still only 15MB/s, so 2 drives buffered should be more than enough for a reliable capture.
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