July 21, 2017 at 1:11PM
Is this fast enough for 4K?
My new 2017 5K iMac is arriving in a few days and I need help figuring out what external hard drive setup I am going to use. Being fairly new to video, I need help.
I will keep my current projects footage on an external drive that connects through iMac's T3 port. I would need something that can handle 4K.
Things I am considering but don't know if they're fast enough to handle most 4K projects:
OWC Dual RAID enclosure (T2 / 474MB/s) - https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Thunderbolt/External-Drive/OWC/Elite-Dua...
G-Tech RAID (T3 / 500MB/s) - http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-raid-tb3
G-Tech single drive (T3 226MB/s / single 7200 hard drive) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071DQR3FY
LaCie d2 (T3 240MB/s / single 7200 hard drive) - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XYDL5CP
The price is important, so if I can get away without a RAID system, I'd like to do that. If not, then I'd like to know if G-tech RAID is sufficiently fast.