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  • Big External RAID Setup for Edius

    OK guys, I need some advice. I am going to buy a 2-3 T RAID storage/video setup. I need it to be external. I am looking for the fastest setup that will handle all of the 720p. I don't have to have something over a network at the moment but that is a future possibility. The main use right now is to be able to transport 1.5T of informatiion to a couple of computers in different locations to be worked on. Also is it fast enough to be able to edit from without too much editing, assumiong a fast computer. I have a few things in mind but would like some direct reports./

    Theoretical advise is welcome, but I would really love to hear from anyone actually using something like this.

    I am looking at the Buffalo

  • #2
    I don't know anything about this, but I clicked on the ad at the "creative cow" forum.

    www.caldigit.com

    The HDpro system looks like a monster.

    This type of storage will probably be in a lot of our futures.

    I will keep an eye on this thread.
    Asus Prime X299-A - Intel i9 7900x all cores @4.3GHz 2 cores @4.5GHz - 32GB RAM - NVidia GTX1070 - Edius 9 WG - BM Intensity 4k - Boris RED - Vitascene 2 - Windows 10

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    • #3
      the turnkey systems use HUGE Systems (now part of Ciprico) Ultra Scsi Media Vault Raid arrays .... thats none too portable though.
      http://www.hugesystems.com/mediavault

      at the other end of the spectrum I've managed just fine using a 1TB G RAID from G-Technology (big at the time, but the come bigger than that now). Very reliable boxes with excellent customer support.
      http://www.g-technology.com/

      not used this, too darn new, but a new kid on the block that may be worth a look is the EditShare Field unit ... a big bad mini-SAN system in a rugged box
      http://www.editshare.com/index.php?o...134&Itemid=170

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      • #4
        Standalone unit:

        http://www.infortrend.com/main/2_product/a08u-c2411.asp

        Multiple client solution:

        http://www.facilis2.com/8xs.html

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        • #5
          eSATA seems to be the best choice nowadays...a RAID box like CalDigit is great, although a bit expensive...you can build one yourself and save $$$$.

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          • #6
            Right now, I have the inexpensive option of a bunch of external SATA drive enclosures hooked up internally.

            Works great for DV but I don't know what I need for HD editing.

            The drives get in the mid-fifties in transfer rate, and I put one drive per camera used.

            How fast does one need for say an XDCAM HD stream?
            Asus Prime X299-A - Intel i9 7900x all cores @4.3GHz 2 cores @4.5GHz - 32GB RAM - NVidia GTX1070 - Edius 9 WG - BM Intensity 4k - Boris RED - Vitascene 2 - Windows 10

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            • #7
              Right now, I am looking at http://www.buffalotech.com/products/...ation-quattro/

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              • #8
                For XDCAM HD I'd "safely" spec for 50 Mbps, which is easily met with everything modern (USB2, FireWire, SATA, Gigabit Ethernet).

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                • #9
                  Pat, check these out. You can pop in your own drives and save money in the end. Maybe put in 4 750GB and RAID 1 them (Mirroring) or just RAID0 4 500 giggers or 750 giggers. I've seen Seagate 500GB's on sale at Best Buy, they're $89...great drives.

                  I've been eyeing this one for a while now...and these too.
                  Last edited by STORMDAVE; 09-24-2007, 11:45 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Pat, many reviews show that the Buffalo is not fast enough. If you're looking for a NAS with the option to integrate it into a network then this will be the box you're looking for:

                    http://www.thecus.com/products_over.php?cid=11&pid=8

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                    • #11
                      I don't think a NAS is worth it...he can always leave one PC on and share the eSATA RAID with other computers via gigabit. Even build a very cheap computer just for that.

                      I did so much research on the N5200, it turns out, the max you can get from that box is ~52MB/sec via Gigabit...even if you RAID0 all 5 drives.

                      With an eSATA RAID you can get upto 3.0Gbps (take a few off for overhead).

                      It is a nice unit for backup though...maybe as a house server or for only working with compressed HD and SD.

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                      • #12
                        The N5200 has eSATA connector.
                        JoiCam´s
                        Edit station1: i7 6700K 4 ghz, 32gb ram, Edius 9 Workgroup, Davinci Resolve studio 16, 8GB GPU & Intensity Pro 4K
                        2: 17" Laptop i7 w: Edius 9 Workgroup
                        3: HPxw8600 dual 3ghz Xeon, STORM 3G, , Edius 7, 32 GB ram.
                        4: Edius 7, Supermicro x7da8 dual 3ghz Xeon.
                        Audio: Protools & Nuendo, M-Audio and Presonus interfaces, control surfaces and preamps, dual 3ghz Xeon. 16gb Ram.
                        Studio monitoring: Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro mixer and Mackie HR824 Spk. Panasonic surround system.
                        And more

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                        • #13
                          Its only for adding more drives, not a pc connection

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                          • #14
                            I am sorry to hear that, looks grate but needs Sata to PC
                            JoiCam´s
                            Edit station1: i7 6700K 4 ghz, 32gb ram, Edius 9 Workgroup, Davinci Resolve studio 16, 8GB GPU & Intensity Pro 4K
                            2: 17" Laptop i7 w: Edius 9 Workgroup
                            3: HPxw8600 dual 3ghz Xeon, STORM 3G, , Edius 7, 32 GB ram.
                            4: Edius 7, Supermicro x7da8 dual 3ghz Xeon.
                            Audio: Protools & Nuendo, M-Audio and Presonus interfaces, control surfaces and preamps, dual 3ghz Xeon. 16gb Ram.
                            Studio monitoring: Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro mixer and Mackie HR824 Spk. Panasonic surround system.
                            And more

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Andy

                              at the other end of the spectrum I've managed just fine using a 1TB G RAID from G-Technology (big at the time, but the come bigger than that now). Very reliable boxes with excellent customer support.
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                              Thats what I use and have been pleased with it. \

                              Mule

                              Edius 4.51c
                              DVCProHD 1080P
                              EDIUS v5.51 Broadcast - Dual Xeon Supermicro X7DWA-N with E5450 3.0GHz CPU (8 cores)
                              4 GB Ram, 1.0 TB Video Raid (2x500). 5 ea 1.0 TB External Video. 2 500 gb Ext, 320 GB OS Drive .. ATI Radeon HD 4350 with 512 Ram XP Pro with SP 3 HD Sparks, VisTitle

                              Edius 6.52Dual Xeon Asus P5E3 9650 3.0 4G Ram
                              Nvidia9800, 500G Raid (2x250) 1TB&500TB Ext Drives

                              HPX 2000 AVC Intra, HVX 200, HPX 170, AG-AF 100, Canon D5 MKll.....MacBook G4 w/VMWare FCP Edius 6.2

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