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Need help with the internal "best practice" storage concept using NLEs with my upcoming Hackintosh

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Could I ask, what if Premier were not a part of the equation and FCPX was your only NLE? Would your drive configuration change?

Seems like FCPX has done away with the need for separate drives as a scratch disk, etc. but I'm sure I don't know much when it comes to drive optimization.
Good question. I researched the web and found the information shown in the backlog. Since Premiere takes advantage and supports dedicated paths in the preferences i don't really bothered about FCPX since Premiere takes advantage of it.
If FCPX is at least able to take advantage of the installed drives it'd be fine, but i won't be unhappy if not.
 
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Hi! I also run a Freenas server and i can't pass the 100MB/s reading in Premiere. The system easily hits 1Gb/s in larger files transfer from windows clients (reads or writes) but in Premiere, it never passes 100mb/s. I use the server for editing directly on the server. Did you had the same problem with your Freenas?
 
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Are you mounting via SMB, NFS or AFP? If it's SMB then you're going to have speed issues on OS X due to the fact they basically wrote their own SMB implementation...badly. I've seen speed issues happen with NAS units that have a 4x 10 GbE backend.

Try mounting it over AFP or NFS (caveat on NFS: make sure your permissions are good before you mount) and see if your speeds increase.
 
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Hi! I also run a Freenas server and i can't pass the 100MB/s reading in Premiere. The system easily hits 1Gb/s in larger files transfer from windows clients (reads or writes) but in Premiere, it never passes 100mb/s. I use the server for editing directly on the server. Did you had the same problem with your Freenas?
Hi, I have the same problem with my FreeNas and i don't know hot to fix it. Did you fix you server by now? How?
 
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Are you mounting via SMB, NFS or AFP? If it's SMB then you're going to have speed issues on OS X due to the fact they basically wrote their own SMB implementation...badly. I've seen speed issues happen with NAS units that have a 4x 10 GbE backend.

Try mounting it over AFP or NFS (caveat on NFS: make sure your permissions are good before you mount) and see if your speeds increase.
Thank you for your help! I am mounting via SMB from windows 10 machines. I could not make it work via NFS (i managed to connect to the server but could not make it write on that pool). I did not tried on AFP because the editors need it to work on windows. I will try to see how it works on AFP and will come back.

Meanwhile, i noticed that the good speeds of 1GB/s work only on large files but when i try to read or copy DPX files (10mb in size), i can only get 60-100 MB/s. I checked the pool speeds with bonnie++ and all speeds checkout ok.
 
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