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  • Mon, Nov 12 2012 12:23 PM

    • Dan
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    Hard drive storage for Avid

    Hi,

    Not strictly Avid related but wondered if anyone has a recommendation for a good raid-1 configurable external hard drive that works well for editing. I usually use G-raid mini's but they only go up to 500gb (when raid 1 configured) and we need a larger one. It needs eSATA connectivity too, preferably.

    Cheers

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  • Wed, Nov 14 2012 7:55 PM In reply to

    • Radman
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    Re: Hard drive storage for Avid

    Whats your budget, thats always the question.

    And how fast do you want your drives to go.

    Also invest so you can grow. My hint is Atto.

    Cheers

    Radman.

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  • Thu, Nov 15 2012 9:57 AM In reply to

    • Dan
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    Re: Hard drive storage for Avid

    Hi Radman,

    Well, this is just for a side-project so not too expensive. Basically we have a raid server for regular work but it's pretty full so I just need to get this one project off the server and onto somewhere safe, so I'm not looking for a large networked solution. As I say I usually use G-raid minis (on raid 1) but as they only go to 500gb I needed something bigger. it's just editing regular HD footage (Sony Ex, Canon DSLR etc) so speed is not too important.

    For the moment my budget solution is to use 2 internal drives in an eSATA dock, editing on drive one and doing an incremental backup onto drive 2 every day. Obviously I'd prefer a single raided drive, like the G-raid mini but a bit bigger, maybe 1TB (raid 1) - they don't seem to common. There is the regular G-raid, but seems to be only raid 0 (and not eSATA) - they also go up to G-speed drives with hot swappable discs but that's getting too expensive.

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  • Sat, Nov 24 2012 5:27 AM In reply to

    • JJ van Rensburg
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    Re: Hard drive storage for Avid

    I've been using 5 Netstor raid boxes on a long term project with NatGeo. Each box has 5 x 3gByte drives in and is did not raid them but use them sept. After 6 months of full time running, no problems.

    Good for eSata, USB 3 and bloody fast. I am working with P2 100 intra, GoPro HD, XDCAM, and DSLR material in 185x and run up to 3 layers in real time. In other words, I'm happy.

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