I see it this way:
My edit system feeds and houses me. That means no unnecessary applications, no junk downloads, I keep it off the web except for uploads/downloads of work files. Keeping the system drive OS and applications only is a must.
The biggest slowdown is drives that get too full. 20% free space seems about right for media drives, but the emptier the better.
What are those 8TB? e-sata? Firewire?
I have e-sata drives. My start up drive is 1 TB and I am only using about 250 gigs of that space.
One drive 2 TB is for the scratch disk and my HD files are lage in size and that dive is only using 276 gigs.
and the other drive 2TB is for the cache and they are using little space.. Other then that my drives are clean.
Any other Ideas?
And all External Hard Disks - formatted as Mac OS Extended (hfs) ? - Mine are (and journaled).
Select one - and click on it's icon on DeskTop/Finder
read - formatted as
UNIX / DOS / FAT32 / Mac Exchange - works for most other things BUT NOT FOR VIDEO !
New - NTFS ??????? (WINDOW standard today) - need special programs to be able to be read and written too
Yours Bengt W
Any other Ideas?
Run the Apple Hardware test.
Download and run the AJA systems test to see if there are any obvious drive bottlenecks.
Run Activity Monitor to see if it indicates any memory issues.
Open Disk Utility and repair permissions.
try disconnecting EVERYTHING that's not crucial to working with fcp including ethernet and turn off airport. Have you done any os or app updates lately? Have you installed any new applications or hardware? If you have any cards installed, first make sure you have all the latest drivers and you might also try pulling the cards. On that note, I have a sonnet esata card and I started getting all sorts of drive issues. Turns out there was an incompatibility between the OS I was running and their latest driver. These kind of things can be difficult to troubleshoot.