We just got our new fibrechannel SAN for our Premiere workstations – is anyone else usng a fibrechannel SAN with Premiere and, if so, what level RAID are you running. We have been having trouble with performance trying to use anything but RAID 0 – any light shed would be VERY welcome. Thanks again.
With RAID 5 (or 50, or 3 for that matter – basically anything but RAID 0) the first problem encountered was with capture (we never even got to the point of testing playback) – the parity check was taking up to 5 times the length of the clip to return a “go on” command to PPro so, for example, if I captured a 5 minute clip it would take up to 15 minutes before the logging window popped up to complete the capture and allow me to go on.
At this point everyone is pointing fingers as to where the hang-up is, so my brand new SAN is off-limits for the next couple of weeks while they try to trouble-shoot. Hopefully I will be able to let you know about the fantastic performance it delivers once they actually get it working. However, after the last 3 days of installation, etc I’m afraid I’m not holding my breath.
Thanks for the info on known good set-ups, I passed it along to the decision makers in case we end up right back at square one again.
Just for your reference, I’ve done a two systems SAN using an ADTX FC storage and SANmp SAN software and it’s been working fine so far. The ADTX that we configured is using 15 SATA drives in RAID5 with just one RAID controller which has two FC ports that goes directly to the two Premiere Pro systems running on the BOXX workstation.