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    Senior Member Jean Wallez's Avatar
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    I'm also assuming that you will be only using the USB to provide power and will be attempting to use eSATA for the actual data connections
    Yes.Ideal could be a laptop with one e-sata port,an Express card slot,a two e-sata port Express card,3 usb powering ports and a Vmount plate adaptation to power the system or one e-sata(for usb powered redstation) and 2 usb3 ports with 2.5 bus powered hdd?
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    Hey thanks for this thread and all the help! I was wondering if you had any input on the AMD Bulldozer chips? I'm putting together a little CS5.5 PC and am torn between going i7 or the FX-8150.

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Macleod View Post
    Recently I decided to join Red User because I saw this section and though I might be able to help out...... I don't know to much about software (I know about application demands) or cameras but I do know quite a bit when it comes to computer hardware, be it a solid state hard drive or a full out custom built work station, I would be more then happy try to help you out with your computer questions!
    Hi Daniel,
    Thanks for your offer to help on computer hardware. When I get my hands on Scarlet I will also need to ensure I have my PC upgraded to decent capacity so that I will be able to take faster backups, do bit of basic editing and have a good screen/monitor to see the quality of film. Can you put forward a decent list of items for me to build one. Some of the systems I see by fellow members are mind bogling in specs and cost. I don't plan to build one that is studio capable unless it's a necessary. What would be the bare minimum cost of such a system ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Can anyone recommend a two lane Expresscard eSATA adapter that plays nicely with the Red Station? I've read of issues with the Sonnet cards, which seem to be related to Lion.
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    Hi, Daniel! I've been thinking about buying a Dell Alienware laptop for Scarlet's post production(CS5.5 editing&grading). Does a configuration like this work?

    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7 2760QM 2.4GHz (3.5GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
    MEMORY 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS)
    VIDEO CARD Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 580M – NVIDIA® SLI® Enabled
    HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s

    should I get an external raid0? raid1? raid5?
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