But either way... FW800 has a lot more head room than what the drives inside a RED DRIVE can kick out.
What about RAID 0+1? Doubles the number of drives, but then you get the striped array for performance plus an identical striped array as a redundant mirror.I am thinking to have a raid 1 array on the set to transfert the images from the RED-DRIVE, RED-RAM or RED-FLASH. It won't be faster to write, but it will be safer than a to a single disk.
2 drives or a drive plus a well-equipped FLASH option is the way to go. The worst thing you can do is chance any down-time. Unless you're just dinking around by yourself. I ran into some downtime transfer issues when I was first settling into my P2 workflow. Makes for lots of grumpy people and in the case of the HVX lots of people who couldn't understand why there was a tape deck in the camera and I wouldn't use it.I think Brooke is about right with the time you need, therefore I recommend to have two disks, or 2 32GB SATA FLASH (if you do narativ work).