I'm setting up a RAID on a NAS that'll be used for 3D rendering with applications like Maya and mental ray.
I am debating between a RAID 10, a RAID 5, or just saving some cash and going with a RAID 1.
I've seen mentions on this board have mentioned that RAID 5 isn't good for heavy workloads with lots of transactions... would RAID 5 be a mistake for 3D rendering?
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Rendering is usually compute bound. In other words get the fastest cpu you can afford and don't worry about raid performance (except for backup). If you are editing video however a fast raid array can be important.