Choosing external storage system

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ben1l, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Ben1l macrumors regular

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    Nov 30, 2006
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    Hi,

    I've recently started working as an FCP editor and i'm fast running out of storage.
    The company i work for wants the the video i work on to be secured so I've been looking at RAIDed hard drive arrays.

    I have herd from a few people that a DROBO is the best way to go. But the company really wants to keep prices down and has suggested something like a EdgeStore DAS501T 5xBay Enclosure via eSATA.

    http://www.storagedepot.co.uk/Hard-Drive-Cases/sc884/p942.aspx#Specificatio...

    (along with buying an eSATA PCI adapter)

    Basically I have two questions, first will FCP have any issue working with a hard drive connected via eSATA (or any other issues) and secondly what advantages does something like the DROBO actually offer over the above, that i can present to my aboves to convince them to spend the extra money?

    Many thanks!
     
  2. claimed4all macrumors 6502

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    Sep 26, 2008
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    Just a forewarning on DROBO, you will not want to work directly off of the drives because they unit is slow. They are great for Data Protection, but not great for speed which is something you should be looking for.
     

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