Shooting films in 4K and in RAW is a beautiful thing, but managing the data has proven a trying task. I apologize if my questions/quandaries are quite basic or trivial. I have researched, googled, made phone calls, talked to tech support agents, etc. Low and behold, all the information I gathered is either contradictory or out-dated, in regards to the nitty gritty aspects of RAID which motherboards are supported, which drives will work reliably, which controller cards will run reliably given their newer tech (PCIe 2 or 3) and the conflicts with UEFI bios. Many RAID controller reviews are 2+ years old, and many of the newer RAID cards lack reviews or feedback. I could not find current information on: 1) SATA vs SAS drives for RAID 0 in regards to read speed and reliability never used SAS drives before 2) Number of drives & capacity vs read speed would 8x1TB drives have higher read speeds than 2x4TB drives in RAID 0? 3) Current UEFI stability with newer LSI controllers Is this a thing of the past? Should I worry about installing a current LSI RAID controller into a mobo with X79 chipset? System specs: ASUS Sabertooth X79 i7-3930k @ 4.6 GHz 64GB ram GTX 690 CASE: COSMOS with 7 empty drive bays Disk 1: SSD 240GB scratch disk Disk 2: SSD 240GB scratch disk Disk 3: SSD 240GB OS and software Disk 4: 4TB Current location for footage for editing Disk 5: 4TB Current location for footage for editing Disk 6: 4TB Current location for photo editing Disk 7: 4TB Editing Effects/Sound Effects/Soundtracks WORKFLOW: A) Data is moved to separate single 4TB hard drives for dual redundancy. B) Data is copied to desktop for editing. (to drives 4, 5, or 6) C) Final edits are moved to dual redundant backups. D) Desktop footage on drives 4, 5, or 6 deleted, editing space restored. E) New project = new data Start from step A. 4TB drives installed and used for backup are all Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168 Should I think about transitioning to HGST or WD? Optimistically, my ideal configuration would replace Disks 4, 5, and 6 in my current workflow and allow me a RAID 0 setup of 8TB or more of useable space with a read speed higher than 240MB/s. I just cant figure out which card, which interface type, and how many of which drives. Here's a quick list of datarates to put the workflow into perspective... 4K ProRes = 6 GB/min 2.5K RAW = 7 GB/min 1080p ProRes = 1.4 GB/min 5D3 Full-Frame 1080p RAW = 5 GB/min I hope this thread will help others whom are also looking into video production workflow optimization and or current RAID 0 hardware configurations/applications.