I am building a grading station and wanted to know which expander is the best in terms of reliability and performance when it comes to handle 5K r3ds. The following setup is what I think after reading up on many forums:
Mac Pro 2.26 8-Core 24Gb 240GB Boot SSD x 1, 1.5TB x 2:
Slot 1 (x16): Quadro 4000 (Resolve GUI, CUDA & GUI for AE/PP etc)
Slot 2 (x16): Expander (Cubix or Cyclone, cant decide)
Slot 3 (x4): Capture Card (Any suggestion why we need this?)
Slot 4 (x4): Qlogic 8Gbps Dual Fibre Channel HBA connected to Promise VTrak x30 8Gbps 32TB Subsystem
Slot 1 (x16): Red Rocket
Slot 2 (x16): Quadro 4000
Slot 3 (x16 with Cyclone's expander) Quadro 4000
Remaining slots I have not decided yet!
Is there a possibility of using a RAID card for the Mac Pro 1.5TB Drives from the expander?
I want to know if this setup will allow me 5K realtime playback with how many nodes and is this an overkill.