Best external raid/storage option for video editor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ben1l, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    #1
    I work as a video editor on a Mac Pro 4,1 in FCPX. I have a huge video project coming up and will need some seriously storage. I was thinking of going for a Drobo, but just saw that the new Drobos don't come with firewire 800. Being on a older Mac Pro am I right in thinking that connecting it via the Drobo's USB 3 port to my Mac Pros USB 2 port would be a considerable slower connection than the older firewire 800 drives?

    If so, I would really appreciate people suggestions for a small(ish) raided (for safety) storage solution and setup. As I said i'll be editing HD video, so it has to be connected to the fastest port, or in the fastest way possible.

    Many thanks!!
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Location:
    NH
    #2
    Not sure what you mean by safety. Two independent drives one a backup of the other is safer than RAID. RAID will give you more performance and more efficient use amount of storage (present more to the OS in a single volume).

    How much is serious? you can get 8-16 TB at OWC such as http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/ .

    On a Mac Pro 4.1, eSATA would be faster than FW800. USB2 is a dog in comparison... but are you looking for a massive amount of storage or top notch performance? An where's your budget? You can get some highly reliable and excellent performing 32TB storage solutions if you can spend $2500.

    You also have the option of installing a RAID card and hang conventional drives off the card.

    Also http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/hard-drives/RAID/Desktop/
     

Share This Page