VideoRaid Configuration Guide RAID 0 & Fail-Safe SCSI

VideoRaid Configuration Guide
RAID 0 & Fail-Safe SCSI Models
Updated January 15, 2003
Table of Contents
Introduction
SCSI Host Adapter Compatibility
Accom Affinity, WSD/HD
AJA Kona-SD
Aurora Igniter
Avid Windows-based systems
Avid Mac-based systems
Digital Voodoo systems
Pinnacle CineWave
Pinnacle TARGA 3000
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Introduction
This guide is designed to help you configure your content creation system to work optimally with VideoRaid disk arrays
featuring a SCSI interface. If your system/capture board is not listed in this guide, no special requirements are necessary
for configuration. Check the Compatibility Matrix for a complete list of qualified content creation systems.
Medea manufactures both RAID 0 and fail-safe VideoRaid models as shown below.
RAID 0 Models
VideoRaid scsi/VideoRaid RT
VideoRaid LP
Fail-Safe Models
VideoRaid RTR (blue lights)
VideoRaid RTRX
VideoRaid RTS (green lights)
Medea’s fail-safe disk array models feature an on-board caching RAID 3 controller with proprietary Multi-Stream
Technology (MST™). MST can be “tweaked” to optimize VideoRaid for your specific application. Basically, MST has
multiple settings that can be modified using a utility that runs under Mac OS and Windows. Fail-safe VideoRaid units are
shipped with a default MST setting of “MST 1”, the proper setting for the majority of content creation applications. Be sure
to check the recommended MST setting for your application when using fail-safe VideoRaid disk arrays.
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SCSI Host Adapter Compatibility
The SCSI host adapters listed in the table below have been approved for use with VideoRaid disk arrays.
Operating System
Mac OS 9
Mac OS X Jaguar (10.2.x)
Windows
95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Recommended SCSI HBA
Adaptec 29160/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D
Atto UL3S/UL3D
Adaptec 29160/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D
Updates for Adaptec SCSI host adapters are available at:
www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/supportindex.html?sess=no&language=English+US
Updates for ATTO SCSI host adapters are available at:
www.attotech.com/software/index.html
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Accom - Affinity
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
scsi
Affinity
RT
LP
●
●
Notes
Stripe two RT or LP units with Atto ExpressRAID v2.3 or SoftRAID v2.2.2 to support playback of
2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Affinity
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
RTR
RTS
RTRX
●
●
●
Required MST Setting
Option 1 (default)
Notes
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Accom – WSD/HD
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
scsi
WSD/HD
RT
LP
●
●
Notes
Stripe four RT or LP units with Windows Disk Management utility using two Adaptec 39160 SCSI
host adapters.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models – No recommended models
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AJA – Kona-SD
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models – No recommended models
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
RTR
RTS
Required MST Setting
Notes
RTRX
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Kona-SD
●
●
●
Option 1 (default)
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Use an Atto UL3S/UL3D SCSI host adapter. Must have
VideoRaid x148 firmware or better.
Aurora – Igniter
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
RAID 0 Models
scsi
Igniter – All
models
Operating System
Compatibility
RT
LP
OS 9
●
●
●
Notes
OS 10.2.x
Use an Adaptec 29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D SCSI adapter.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
RTR
Igniter – All
models
●
RTS
●
RTRX
●
Operating System
Compatibility
OS 9
●
OS 10.2.x
●
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Required MST Setting
OS 9
Notes
OS 10.2.x
Option 1
Option 1
(default)
(default)
OS 9: Use an Adaptec
29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D
SCSI adapter.
OS X: Use an Atto UL3S/UL3D.
Must have VideoRaid x148
firmware or better.
Avid – Windows-based systems
•
See the VideoRaid Support for Avid Systems document for more information
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Film Composer
Media
Composer
Symphony
Xpress
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
Notes
scsi
RT
LP
●
●
●
Stripe (2) scsi/RT/LP units to support playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
●
●
●
Stripe (2) scsi/RT/LP units to support playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
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●
●
●
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●
Stripe (2) scsi/RT/LP units to support playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Stripe (2) scsi/RT/LP units to support playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
Required MST Setting
RTR
RTS
RTRX
Film Composer
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Media
Composer
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Symphony
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Xpress
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Option 7
Option 7
Option 7
Option 7
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Notes
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Avid – Mac-based systems
•
See the VideoRaid Support for Avid Systems document for more information
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
scsi
RT
LP
Film Composer
●
●
●
Media
Composer
●
●
●
Xpress
●
●
●
Notes
Stripe two scsi, RT or LP units with the AvidDrive utility to support playback of 2-streams of
uncompressed video in real-time.
Stripe two scsi, RT or LP units with the AvidDrive utility to support playback of 2-streams of
uncompressed video in real-time.
Stripe two scsi, RT or LP units with the AvidDrive utility to support playback of 2-streams of
uncompressed video in real-time.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
Required MST Setting
RTR
RTS
RTRX
Film Composer
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Media
Composer
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Xpress
●
●
●
(Click here for instructions to change
the default MST setting)
Option 7
Option 7
Option 7
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Notes
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
A single RTR/RTS and each channel of RTRX supports the
playback of 2-streams of uncompressed video in real-time.
Digital Voodoo – D1 64RT, D1 64AV, D1 64, D1 64 lite, Iridium AV, Iridium SD
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
RAID 0 Models
scsi
D1 64RT, 64AV,
64, 64 lite
Iridium AV, SD
RT
LP
●
●
●
●
Operating System
Compatibility
OS 9
Notes
OS 10.2.x
●
Use an Adaptec 29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D SCSI adapter.
●
Use an Adaptec 29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D SCSI adapter.
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
RTR
D1 64RT, 64AV,
64, 64 lite
●
Iridium AV, SD
●
RTS
●
●
RTRX
●
●
Operating System
Compatibility
OS 9
●
●
OS 10.2.x
●
●
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Required MST Setting
OS 9
Notes
OS 10.2.x
Option 1
Option 1
(default)
(default)
Option 1
Option 1
(default)
(default)
OS 9: Use an Adaptec
29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D
SCSI adapter.
OS X: Use an Atto UL3S/UL3D.
Must have VideoRaid x148
firmware or better.
OS 9: Use an Adaptec
29/39160 or Atto UL3S/UL3D
SCSI adapter.
OS X: Use an Atto UL3S/UL3D.
Must have VideoRaid x148
firmware or better.
Pinnacle Systems - CineWave
•
•
When using CineWave with any VideoRaid disk array, make sure that no Iomega extensions are loaded.
The CineWave benchmark utility does not provide accurate test results with fail-safe (RTR/RTRX/RTS) VideoRaid units.
Click here for Pinnacles’ CineWave Configuration and Qualification document
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
RAID 0 Models
scsi
Operating System
Compatibility
RT
LP
OS 9
CineWave SD
CineWave
RT/RT Pro
●
●
●
●
●
●
CineWave HD
●
●
●
Notes
OS 10.2.x
Use an Adaptec 29160 or 39160 SCSI host adapter.
Requires two units striped together with SoftRAID v2.2.2 on an
Adaptec 39160 SCSI host adapter.
Requires two units striped together with SoftRAID v2.2.2 on an
Adaptec 39160 SCSI host adapter
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
CineWave SD
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
Operating System
Compatibility
RTR
RTS
RTRX
OS 9
●
●
●
●
OS 10.2.x
Required MST Setting
OS 9
Notes
OS 10.2.x
Option 1
Use an Adaptec 29160/39160
(default)
OS 9: Use an Adaptec
29160/39160 SCSI adapter.
CineWave
RT/RT Pro
●
●
●
●
●
Option 1
Option 1
(default)
(default)
OS X: Use an Atto UL3S/UL3D
SCSI host adapter. Must have
VideoRaid x148 firmware or better.
Requires (2) RTR /RTS units or a
10-drive RTRX striped across a
dual channel SCSI adapter.
Option 7
CineWave HD
●
●
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●
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(Click here for
instructions to
change the
default MST
setting)
Option 1
(default)
OS 9: Use an Adaptec 39160 and
SoftRAID v2.2.2 to configure a
stripe set.
OS X: Use an Atto UL3D and Atto
Express Stripe v1.2 to configure a
stripe set. Must have VideoRaid
x148 firmware or better
Pinnacle Systems – TARGA 3000
Click here for Pinnacles’ TARGA 3000 Configuration Cookbook document
RAID 0 VideoRaid Models – No recommended models
Fail-Safe VideoRaid Models
Product
Compatible VideoRaid
Fail-Safe Models
RTR
RTS
Required MST Setting
Notes
RTRX
A single RTR/RTS or 5-drive RTRX supports the playback of
2-streams YUV in real-time.
TARGA 3000
●
●
●
Option 1 (default)
Two RTR/RTS units or a 10-drive RTRX support the playback of
3-streams YUV in real-time when striped together using an
Adaptec 39160 and the Windows Disk Management utility.
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