Slow save time
August 31, 2006 08:54PM
Running FCP 5 with a dual 2.7 G5 with 4.5 gigs ram. Using a Lacie 1T Big Disk Extreme for a media drive. The more I work on the project the longer it takes to save it. Right now it's taking about 14 seconds. What's up?

Re: Slow save time
August 31, 2006 09:18PM
Do you get the Spinning Beach Ball Of Death? If not, then that may be normal for your show. how long is it and how many clips and effects do you have?

One of the down sides of having tons of storage is the speed that you can put stuff there and take it out.

Wait until you try to do a safety backup onto a second drive.

Re: Slow save time
August 31, 2006 09:50PM
It's 30 minutes and loaded with composites and FX
Re: Slow save time
August 31, 2006 10:30PM
We have something like that. Is this the 4-disk noisy stack with the blue activity lights?

Do the lights come on pretty much constantly flashing when you save? Ours do and that's how it works.

You can get more complicated if you want. Ours are configured RAID5. We only get 750G of storage, but we can lose one drive and replace it without kissing off a whole show or damaging any data.

You can also use one of the other RAID configurations to get very much better speed. I think RAID1 or RAID2 lets the system work with two or more drives at the same time--effectively doubling the speed.

Of course that also doubles your chance of flushing your show down the toilet if anything fails.

And they do fail. We had the motherboard fail in one of the stacks. We didn't lose anything but time.

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