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Bought new machine......have Thunderbolt vs ESATA 6gb storage question
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Hey guys....
So feel free to tell me how I coulda had a better/faster/cheaper configuration or what not.... ;) Sometimes you just gotta make a decision and do something.
(Dell 7810 - 64GBram 500GB SSD + 128GB SSD - GTX980 - E5-2695 v3 proc + other normal shit)

However: My specific Q. In addition to MAX I plan on playing around with some video editing...etc...so I want a good fast HD setup.
I currently have:
SSD#1 for system and apps
SSD#2 for PremierePro cache and cache database

I am planning on a G-raid 4TB RAID 0 for PPro Preview files
I am planning on a G-raid 4tb RAID 1 for Project files (backed up weekly to a 8TB MyDuo RAID 1).

Here's the question:
2 X 7200RPM drives striped RAID 0 roughly run at 270mb/sec (so I have read)

Both Thunderbolt AND Esata 6GB are WAY faster than that. So it appears that Thunderbolt would have no advantage in THIS scenario and I could stick with the onboard ESATA.
I have no interest (nor any more $$) to go with crazy 5 drive RAID's or Promise systems or such....so I do not see my actual HD bandwidth remotely approaching the limits set by Thunderbolt OR ESATA.

Does anyone have any practical knowledge or advice here? Does it actually matter? Is one or the other going to give me better throughput? (Even though the HD's striped RAID 0 are only so fast)?

Is their an advantage to running thunderbolt via the add-in card? VS ESATA on the mobo? Some sort of pro or con either way here?

Thanks guys!

EDIT: SLow day!.,....well,...I talked to some other techy folks....and according to them: NO. In this particular case with only 2 drive RAID's.....it makes no difference between thunderbolt or Esata. Daisy chaining is viable with thunderbolt though....so that is a 'convenience'.
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10/1/2014 12:51:07 PM (last edit: 10/1/2014 10:34:35 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
just to confirm - you'll be bottlenecked behind seek time and then hdd well before interface differences come into play

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10/2/2014 2:04:09 AM (last edit: 10/2/2014 2:04:09 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Thx Stabby! That is what I am hearing.

Apparently if I was running 6 drives RAID 5 or 0 .......then Thunderbolt would start to shine.
But I'm not. And don't care too...
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10/2/2014 4:10:06 PM (last edit: 10/2/2014 4:10:06 PM)
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