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David ChaiRe: slightly ghetto san - THANKS Creative Cow
by on Jan 9, 2010 at 4:33:32 pm

Hi Marcus,

Welcome to the brave new world of DIY shared storage!

You can use the benchmark tools from AJA/Blackmagic, but nothing is better than the real thing. Copy some video files over to the new storage and then try to play them back on your multiple macpros simultaneously to get an idea of how much your server is going to take. Open the "activity monitor" application and look at the network throughput to see how much you are able to get to each machine. Also open up the same on your server and see what throughput it's giving out.

If you are bonding (trunking) the ethernets (absolutely essential for the server, optional for the clients), take a look at small-tree article on how to do it correctly, link here: http://www.small-tree.com/kb_results.asp?ID=12 but the switch also has to be configured for that to work.

Let us know how it goes...

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