The difference between lowend SSDs and highend ones can be huge in write/read speeds. I'd be interested to hear if you took 2 highend SSDs like the one from the test and put them in there. Obviously that would void all kinds of warranties and I don't think it would be wise for "real work" but it'd be a great test. I don't think RED is really out there to gouge for media costs, I'm sure that after R&D and Assembly that they're not making a killing on drives. Personally, I think that the eventual 32 GB CF card and the dual slot recording on the next gen. cameras has solved my desire for the SSD drive.
Is there any way to send data to two Red Raids simultaneously? Like if you're at a live event recording a 2 hours plus take. It would be nice to have a back-up or a clone of the take just in case.
I'm also looking for a way to refresh the drives. I don't need more space, but I like to swap out critical components like drives at least every 2 years. It would be great if i could either just swap in new drives or send it to red for fresh drives.
Will these new capacities are used on need any form of update?
Relatedly, if I were to, say, tinker with a Red Drive, and replace the spinning hard drives with a pair of SSD's ... they would be hella fast and immune to vibration-related dropped frames. The real question is whether the firmware of the camera would be confused when trying to format it or write to it. But if they would recognize and format the larger capacities without balking, perhaps this would work without the need for firmware changes.
If I buy a new larger drive, I may be tempted to fiddle with one of the older ones.
(Yes I acknowledge that I'm ignoring warranty issues.)
(Has anyone ever addressed this? Sorry if it's a regular discussion, there's just too much stuff on this site to really follow effectively. (Thanks for the crucial ordinance, btw, it helps!))
Will the cameras these new capacities are used on need any form of update?
LoL. Just didn't want anyone thinking I is a moh-ron.
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