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  • Max out Hard Drive Space

    Posted by Alexander Lee on April 2, 2005 at 2:48 am

    Is there a general cut-off point when filling up hard drive space? I’m assuming if a hard drive is too full, then the performance will slow down or possibly lead to corruption. I purchased 2 400GB (actually 372GB) G-drives and 1 500GB (actually 465GB) G-raid which are designed to not slow down even when filling up. I think Larry Jordan mentioned only using 85% of hard drive space, but I’m going to need to squeeze as much space as I can as I have 100 plus hours of DV footage to work with. Any info most appreciated.

    Cutting on Powerbook G4, FCP HD, 2 (400GB) G-drives, 1 (500GB) G-raid.

    Thanks,
    Alexander

    Alexander Lee replied 19 years, 2 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Bret Williams

    April 2, 2005 at 5:42 am

    That’ll give you roughly 62 hours of storage. Go with the 85% rule and you’ve got 53 hours of footage.

  • Ed Dooley

    April 2, 2005 at 3:54 pm

    You’ve sort of answered your own question. The G-RAIDs are designed to be filled all the way without lowering performance. The RAID reads/writes to and from the inner tracks of one drive and the outer of the other at the same time, so the performance stays consistent from empty to full.
    Ed

    [Alexander] “Is there a general cut-off point when filling up hard drive space? I’m assuming if a hard drive is too full, then the performance will slow down or possibly lead to corruption. I purchased 2 400GB (actually 372GB) G-drives and 1 500GB (actually 465GB) G-raid which are designed to not slow down even when filling up. I think Larry Jordan mentioned only using 85% of hard drive space, but I’m going to need to squeeze as much space as I can as I have 100 plus hours of DV footage to work with. Any info most appreciated. “

  • David Jones

    April 2, 2005 at 5:04 pm

    100 hours would require 1.36TB

  • Daniel Murphy

    April 3, 2005 at 12:45 am

    Sounds like it would be a good project to edit offline. You did batch capture, right?

  • Alexander Lee

    April 3, 2005 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, I am batch capturing. When I import the batch list to excel, I have about 3000 plus lines of logging! Anyway, my plan is to batch everything in full rez, and later downrez unimportant stuff to offline RT. This way if I need to check on some footage, I can quickly look at it without waiting. I’ve had problems batch capturing with offline RT at 24p advanced with pulldown removal, so capturing first in full rez then later downrezzing to offline RT is somewhat of a workaround.

    Alexander

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