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Prosumer video storage: sub $1000 firewire solutions

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jfaughnan Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
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Feb 17, 2012 1:19 PM

This question has been asked before [1], but that thread went in a different direction.


I want to edit and manage about 0.7 to 1.0 TB of family video on hard drives, perhaps using FCPX. My home backup and data management won't scale to this level.


I'd like to hear what other prosumers do for $1000 or less (I assume professional setups are different.)


I'm assuming something like this:


  • 3 1TB drives
  • RAID 0 setup with two drives (OS X RAID?)
  • Periodically take one drive offsite, the mirror rebuilds. (So only real backup is offsite backup, every year retire one drive and add another)
  • Mac formatted drives (so presumably not SAN/Drobo, though low-end DROBO is in my price range)


I assume over time, as drive capacity grows, I'll integrate my video storage with my other data use/backup. For a few years though they'll be different. For example: Video work would kill my Time Capsule Wifi backup.


Any suggestions? What vendors do you like?



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