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    Are NAS or Surveillance hard drives good for Raid 0 for video editing?
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    Surveillance and NAS drives seem to be cheaper with 64mb cache but lower rotation speed like 5400 or 5900.

    I am thinking of buying a pair and put it in raid 0 for larger drive and double the speed.

    Are these any good for raid setup for video editing?

    What do you think about Toshiba X300 against the likes of HGST Surveillance/NAS drives or cheap Seagate or WD drives?

    Thank you.


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    RAID 0 offers NO protection from a failed disk.

    HGST Enterprise disks last a long time, but the cost is often almost 4x. NAS drives are useful and typically last a good long time as well. I have a mix of HGST and WD RED NAS drives in different storage machines, but the consumer level drives have often suffered early demise.


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    You might want to google for some performance comparisons. RAID 0 is all about speed so you might want to stay with 7200 rpm drives but that is just conjecture on my part. Hopefully you can find a good test out there. HGST has a great track record.


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    I use a single Seagate Ironwolf 6T drive for my source files. That is fast enough by itself for 4 track multicam editing of 2 tracks GH5 UHD60P and 2 tracks of AVCHD HD using EDIUS 8.53WG. It is a 7200rpm drive and seems able to sustain just under 200MBps transfer rates. Bear in mind if you are using a 2 drive RAID 0 to both read from and write to it will be slower than using 2 drives with separate read and write. I also have an SSD for temp files and an SSD for rendered files so the source drive is effectively a read only drive while editing.


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