First CF card to have a built in RAID option

June 6th, 2013
First CF card to have a built in RAID option

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Here is the situation. Shooting on a HDSLR and no computer around to back up your video? Here is a good “in the field solution” as if you lose or physically damage your card nothing will help…..

Wise, a Japanese CF card manufacturer is about to introduce to the market their solution, a UDMA CF card with a built in RAID option.

 

 

According to the company’s web site (http://www.amulet.co.jp/products/Wise/Wise_CF_Duo.html) the new cards will be available during this month and will deploy an error correction method to significantly reduce any data loss.

The Compact Flash “Duo” cards will come in two flavours, 64GB (32GB in RAID mode) and 32GB (16GB in RAID mode). The data rate of those cards is: read 60MB write 50MB in standard mode and read 30MB write 25MB in mirroring mode

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Shane Gramling
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June 11th, 2013

This is a non-pro way to get redundancy, but I would still rather have two cards (and two slots on-camera) so that I can store them in two different locations. If one gets wet, or stolen – you’re safe with a second card. If this raid card gets wet or stolen, smashed etc, you sir, are in trouble.

geodorno
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June 7th, 2013

they should do a fast raid instead, for the magic lantern raw!!!
maybe you could get HD+ resolution on a 5d…

Nick
Nick
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June 7th, 2013
Reply to  geodorno

How about RAID 1 + 0 option?

Jacob
Jacob
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June 7th, 2013

RAID is NOT a backup solution! A backup is when data is kept on a separate piece of hardware in case that hardware gets lost, damaged, destroyed. Based on the configuration, RAID is for reliability, availability, performance, or capacity. Just google “RAID is not a backup” and you can read 100s of technology experts give a similar opinion.

Also, this technically isn’t even “RAID”.

Nick
Nick
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June 7th, 2013
Reply to  Jacob

This is a backup for being in the field.

At least this is giving you TWO copies on SEPARATE parts of the CF Card.

If one should fail, the probability of survival of the other half is much greater than say if you had only one card.

Personally if this was an issue I would invest in a camera that had dual memory slots and use the mirroring option there.

But add these to this scenario now you have four backups!

Oliver Christoph Kochs
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June 6th, 2013

I knew it. Next big thing, wow.

Hubert Hotte
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June 6th, 2013

Would’ve helped on my last shoot where my 128gb lexar decided to become a brick and loose 5hours of paid work.

Chad B.
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June 6th, 2013
Reply to  Hubert Hotte

Which is why I only stick with 8GB to 16GB cards. I’d rather lose an hour than 5. That must have been extremely frustrating not too mention embarrassing.

Nick
Nick
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June 7th, 2013
Reply to  Hubert Hotte

Which Lexar card did you have?

SDXC? Compact Flash? Which speed rating?

What camera did you use it on?

If Canon, was Magic Lantern intalled on it?

What were the shooting conditions during the fail? Hot? Humid? Windy? Indoor?

Were you able to recover the lost data?

Ryan Farnes
Ryan Farnes
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June 6th, 2013

Is it possible for data to be corrupt on half of a card and not corrupt on the other half?

This seems cool, but isn’t the point of mirroring data the fact that you are now on 2 distinctly different and physically separate drives? If one fails, the other is independently intact.

BikerKim3
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June 10th, 2013
Reply to  Ryan Farnes

@Johnnie B…Excellent Point, I have 2 Distinct Cards (in my Canon 5D m-iii), 64Gig-CF Card & 32Gig SD card (as my Backup).

Andrew Orlow
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June 6th, 2013

That’s do great!

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