4 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2013 2:18 PM by Cindy O
Cindy O Level 1 (5 points)

Hi Friends,


  I'm looking to upgrade my external firewire 800 enclosure/drives to speed up editing/rendering in FCP 7/X.  Currently this is the config I'm using with my MBP:


- Vantech Nexstar dual 3.5" sata external hard drive enclosure ( http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/277 )


- 2 x 1.5TB Seagate Barracudda 3.5" Sata 7200rpm hard drives (http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200RPM-Internal-ST31500341AS-Bare/dp/B0 0066IJPQ)



I'm interested in upgrading to an external thunderbolt enclosure like this:


- Pegasus J4 2.5" quad sata3 external thunderbolt hard drive enclosure ( http://www2.promise.com/storage/raid_series.aspx?region=en-global&m=192&rsn1=40& rsn3=62 )


- 4 x Seagate Momentus XT 2.5" sata3 7200rpm hard drives ( http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/laptop-hard-drives/momentus-laptop/ )


  I know I could get better drives, i.e. hybrid hdd/ssd, or just ssd, but that's not in the budget right now.


  Can anyone tell me if the thunderbolt enclosure with 4 x 2.5" sata3 drives will read/write much faster than the firewire 800 enclosure with 2 x 3.5" drives?


Thanks in advance !


- Cindy