I'm currently running a Mac Pro with just the one HD and I'm editing some RED footage from a USB drive which is unsurprisingly running quite slow - particularly at rendering.
I understand I should really have a minimum setup of 3 disks: 1 for RAW footage, 1 for working on (i.e. running software) and 1 for rendering out to. Is that correct? And that these should all have the fast connections possible?
I'm in the process of transferring the RED footage to another MacPro which is booted up as disk and connected to my main MacPro through firewire (I'm not sure which type so I'd be interested to find out if anyone can tell me how?) in the hope that it will speed up my workflow.
What I'd like to know is what sort of disk setups other people currently have and what might be recommended for me in the future? I understand RAID is something to look in to but there seems to be a lot of different options and since I'm not an actual technician I don't really know a lot about RAID.
I work in a creative agency as a Motion Graphics designer so my role entails a large spectrum of work so although editing isn't my only role I do enough of it to require a faster setup but not at a huge cost.
Any sort of general information to help me understand it all the better really as I can hopefully make my own more-informed decision if I know what's what a bit better.