Submitted by: jamesjimmy @ 07:39 AM | Monday, April 21, 2008 | (url: http://bittdaily....)
WD announced today that it is now shipping WD VelociRaptor hard drives, the next generation of its 10,000 RPM SATA "Raptor" series of drives. Designed with an enterprise-class foundation, the new WD VelociRaptor hard drive is modified specifically for PC and Mac enthusiasts and professional workstations. Destined to become the new high-performance favorite of these groups, the WD VelociRaptor hard drive comes packed with twice the capacity and a 35 percent performance increase over the previous generation.
As for the raid. You only need 2 drives for a raid 0 array, which is pretty much the fastest setup with a 32k stripe. Just pop in 2x 36gb raptors. That will give you a cheap n fast 74 gig setup that should keep up with your write requirements. Then move the vids to a large storage drive for editing ect...
That's because you're a sucker Josh.
Your gonna need raid to have that much sustained write speed.
This is from the wd VelociRaptor specs Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk) 120 MB/s (Sustained)