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@Tom Daigon
by walter biscardi on Jun 15, 2012 at 11:42:19 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
"Next release (of FCP) will be awesome." -Steve Jobs 4/2010 "We're working on something great for later next year." -Tim Cook 6/2012 Glad to see you read my witty Twitter feed, I rather liked that too when I came up with it as it describes the cu
News: BRU Server Solution Achieves Remarkable Results with Small Tree 10 Gigabit Copper Video Editin
by Cow News Droid on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:46:39 am
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
New Switch Improves Data Rate from 90MB/sec to more than 500MB/sec (Scottsdale, Arizona--June 12, 2012) Providing a robust server solution driving much larger system counts than a normal 1GbE environment can handle, TOLIS Group™, manufacturers of
News: BRU Server Solution Achieves Remarkable Results with Small Tree 10 Gigabit Copper Video Editin
by Cow News Droid on Jun 12, 2012 at 2:46:39 am
in the Small Tree Forum
News: Small Tree Demonstrates Magma’s ExpressBox 3T Expansion Chassis for Thunderbolt™ Technology at
by Cow News Droid on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:41:10 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Software Driver Provides a Key Performance Enhancement for Magma’s ExpressBox 3T (Las Vegas, Nevada--June 11, 2012) At Infocomm 2012, Small Tree (Booth C5654 – Technologies for Worship pavilion) will demonstrate the ExpressBox 3T, recently introdu
News: Small Tree Demonstrates Magma’s ExpressBox 3T Expansion Chassis for Thunderbolt™ Technology at
by Cow News Droid on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:41:10 pm
in the Small Tree Forum
Re: NAS Device setup
by Bob Zelin on Jun 5, 2012 at 8:09:18 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Small Tree is a great company. They will do a great job for you. I would be nothing without Small Tree. Bob Zelin
Re: NAS Device setup
by Christian Simpson on Jun 5, 2012 at 1:19:54 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Thanks a lot for the information everybody. I'm going to go with a solution from Small Tree. They were very helpful and explained how it all works. They even took the time to explain why their solutions were superior to much cheaper NAS systems.
Re: NAS Device setup
by Bob Zelin on Jun 5, 2012 at 12:10:30 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Christian - you want me to not be insulting. You stated that you are working with RED Epic cameras at 4K and 5K. These are VERY VERY expensive cameras, that require an extensive crew, including a very knowlegeable post production crew that knows e
Re: NAS Device setup
by Robbie Coblentz on Jun 4, 2012 at 9:18:26 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Thanks Matt. I'll just share what we have installed. Four edit suites being served off a MacPro with 40 TB RAID 5 storage via ATTO NS14 card, which hooks into a layer 3 Erricsson Gig switch via a 10 Gig port with SFP connectors on the back. Th
Re: NAS Device setup
by Robbie Coblentz on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:36:01 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Bob gets a little excitable sometimes, but he knows his stuff. A gig Ethernet system would get you around 100 megabit read and writes on shared storage. The key is to have fast SAS raids hooked up to a Mac as a server, drop in a 10 gig card to di
Re: NAS Device setup
by Bob Zelin on Jun 3, 2012 at 7:26:51 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
yea, but the Small Tree solution actually works. when you say "we mostly edit RED 4k and 5k" - first, you have not stated what editing system you are using. If you are using Premiere to edit the native .r3d files, REDCODE 42 at 4Kp24 is only 36MB
NAS Device setup
by Christian Simpson on Jun 3, 2012 at 2:51:16 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Hey guys I am moving into a new office and looking to setup netwrok storage for the first time. I have 3 users who will need to access the storage. I have never done this before and am somewhat ignorant. I would like to setup something with a 10Gb
Re: ADVICE PLEASE: On a annoying RAID issue.
by Steve Modica on May 31, 2012 at 9:12:16 am
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
[Chris Simpson] "Now here's my simple maths, forgive me if I'm too simple, 12 streams of Pro Res LT (@85Mb/s or 10.7MB/s). Or 1027.2 Mb/s or 128MB/s, the AJA system test I'm getting average write speeds around 700MB/s and read speeds around 420MB/s,
Beware the 2GB limit writing to an afp network
by walter biscardi on May 30, 2012 at 4:37:50 pm
in the Adobe Premiere Pro Forum
We just had this crop up again so I thought I'd pass it along to anyone else using a NAS Shared Storage system like our Small Tree system. You cannot render or export a file larger than 2GB from Adobe software to an afp NAS. Premiere Pro, After
MetaLAN speed limitation
by Shawn Larkin on May 30, 2012 at 4:34:00 pm
in the metaSAN Forum
I have spoken with the guys at Small Tree about the limitations of 10GbE, Ethernet, and AFP for shared storage on a Mac-centric network. I believe they said you max out AFP at around 230 MB/s. Is there a cap to I/O if we were running MetaLAN and
Re: MetaLAN -- ProjectStore -- FCPX
by Shawn Larkin on May 30, 2012 at 3:07:16 pm
in the metaSAN Forum
We are configured this way: - MacPro with RAID Card connected to a lot of drives - MacPro also has a Small Tree 6port GbE NIC which 6 iMac Editing Clients plug directly into We used to have the 6port GbE NIC aggregated to a GbE switch and
News: Small Tree Showcases Expanded GraniteSTOR Titanium Video Editing Shared Storage System Family
by Cow News Droid on May 22, 2012 at 8:47:15 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Titanium Systems Deliver Unprecedented Scalability, Performance and Affordability (Las Vegas, Nevada--May 22, 2012) Small Tree, the video editing shared storage experts, will be showcasing its expanded GraniteSTOR TITANIUM line up at Infocomm 2012
News: Small Tree Showcases Expanded GraniteSTOR Titanium Video Editing Shared Storage System Family
by Cow News Droid on May 22, 2012 at 8:47:15 pm
in the Small Tree Forum
Re: workflow questions
by John Davidson on May 21, 2012 at 10:04:28 pm
in the Apple FCPX Techniques Forum
Right now we have 3 systems with local raid5's that are all connected via ethernet with one main system holding most episodes. The second system copies over whatever is needed, and sometimes we media manage finished elements around from one system t
Re: Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by PJ Palomaki on May 18, 2012 at 9:12:59 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
We haven't transitioned to a new system yet as none of the Thunderbolt-enabled PCIe extensions have actually been released for sale. Also still slightly apprehensive of new technology which hasn't been tested properly 'on the field'. The four options
Re: Xsan Compatibility with Avid or Smoke
by Steve Modica on May 16, 2012 at 2:59:54 pm
in the Apple Xsan Forum
We were shooting some Avid workflow videos yesterday at Small Tree to help customers working with non-proprietary shared storage and Avid. One thing that seems to work well is sparse disk images. Doctor's in Training is doing this with the 30-45
Re: a post asking about SAN just disappeared (complete list)
by Bob Zelin on May 9, 2012 at 10:24:32 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
yes - there are plenty of systems that I have listed in my list, that will do exactly what you want. I cannot specify one system on Creative Cow - you have to do your own research, and make some phone calls to ask for prices. the inexpensive syst
a post asking about SAN just disappeared (complete list)
by Bob Zelin on May 9, 2012 at 12:03:52 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
I was going to reply to a question about a shared storage system, but the post disappeared - anyway, this is a pretty good list of the shared storage systems on the market - Fibre - Facilis Terrablock Studio Network Solutions (old) AVID U
Re: Hitachi Ultrastar model HUS or HUA?
by Steve Modica on May 4, 2012 at 11:16:31 pm
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
[Rainer Wirth] "That is interesting. I've got a question to Steve. As you work for small tree, one of the best raid storage producers, you say, that it doesn't matter wether to use a HUA or HUS drive in a let's say 16 bay SAS or FC Raid. Which drives
SAN setup for 3 DSLR edit stations
by Tycho Moore on May 4, 2012 at 10:04:08 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
I've worked solo for years, first on Avid, then FCP. I've been asked to set up 3 Premiere Pro rooms to edit HD rushes from DSLR, working concurrently from one shared storage. I read Bob Zelin's 4-year-old piece on building your own SAN, using Sma
Re: Hitachi Ultrastar model HUS or HUA?
by Rainer Wirth on May 4, 2012 at 9:10:47 pm
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
That is interesting. I've got a question to Steve. As you work for small tree, one of the best raid storage producers, you say, that it doesn't matter wether to use a HUA or HUS drive in a let's say 16 bay SAS or FC Raid. Which drives do you use in t
Re: Do we need Jumbo Frames?
by Eric Hansen on May 4, 2012 at 5:20:35 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Hey Morten I think you might be looking too far ahead. At this point I wouldn't worry about a lack of a new Mac Pro for server use. These are extremely robust machines. I'm still running the original gen Mac Pros and some G5s on a daily basis. If
Re: FS: Ethernet SAN Components - LOW PRICE
by joshua jinchereau on May 3, 2012 at 9:55:17 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
Hey Morgan, I'm live in Toronto and I am setting up a new small -tree SAN and I am very interested. I just need to know if the card that your selling is half height. If it is I'll pick this stuff up right away. Let me know: j.jinchereau@gmai
Re: Hitachi Ultrastar model HUS or HUA?
by Bob Zelin on May 3, 2012 at 12:44:05 am
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
Ranier has just given you great advice - buy a Sonnet product - like this - http://www.sonnettech.com/product/fusiondx800raid.html it will give you everything you are looking for - a great ATTO RAID card, a great chassis, with a SAS expander
Re: Migrating from Avid Unity to a NAS
by Bob Zelin on May 1, 2012 at 10:05:02 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
But you already know how to do this. Unless someone is going to write software as a metadata server, migrating from Avid Unity to a NAS creates limitations that the original AVID user was not used to - working in a semi restricted volume based envio
Re: Do we need Jumbo Frames?
by Bob Zelin on Apr 29, 2012 at 6:35:12 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Morten writes - So what about on the Mac server side, if there is no MacPro (server) replacement? http://www.magma.com/thunderbolt.asp scroll down to see the Small Tree qualified list. I don't know if Small Tree will work on the PEG6 with Mag
Re: Do we need Jumbo Frames?
by Morten Ranmar on Apr 29, 2012 at 8:25:23 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
We use the Small Tree six port gigabit ethernet card to supply storage access to our MacPro workstations. Jumbo frames are enabled, which works fine with Full HD compressed codecs. I guess a six port card will not be an option on thunderbolt HBAs?
Re: DIY RAID chassis using Areca 8026 expander
by Bob Zelin on Apr 28, 2012 at 11:28:20 pm
in the - ARRAYS & RAID Set-Up - Forum
well, the ARC-8026 is great. Have fun getting it to a mother board (backplane), and getting the correct power supply for it. Have fun mounting it into a chassis. IT will work wonderfully with your ATTO R680 or Areca 1882x. Even the big boys l
FS: Ethernet SAN Components - LOW PRICE
by Morgan Drmaj on Apr 28, 2012 at 7:30:59 pm
in the Classifieds, Personal Forum
Are you looking for an amazing deal on the critical pieces to build your own Ethernet SAN? If you want to: - set up your own Ethernet SAN (using a typical Small Tree Gigabit Ethernet set-up) for many suites - replace some components (or purchase
Re: IBM XIV Gen3 or Stornext SAN?
by Steve Modica on Apr 28, 2012 at 11:21:42 am
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
Download Small Tree stream counter app (http://www.small-tree.com/downloads_a/123.htm) and run it one or more of your clients to the storage and see how it does. We'll show you all the IO and the latency and you'll see if a bunch of them are falling
Re: Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by Shawn Larkin on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:29:41 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
There are a host of connectors that ATTO is rolling out for Thunderbolt. I would consider using this: http://www.attotech.com/products/product.php?cat=16&scat=32&sku=TLNT-1102-D00 ...to plug a Mac Mini into your Thunderbolt RAID and a GbE swit
Re: Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by PJ Palomaki on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:27:20 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
On the Magma page (http://www.magma.com/thunderbolt.asp) under 'Thunderbolt Compatible Drivers' it only lists 10Gb Ethernet NIC's from Small Tree. Are the Gigabit cards not supported (i.e. PE2G6I)?
Re: Simple Thunderbolt to Ethernet solution (Yeah, right!)
by Steve Modica on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:58:21 pm
in the SAN - Storage Area Networks Forum
You could get a Magma three slot box and a Small Tree 6 port NIC and have a couple slots left over for something else. The benefit of the magma is that they use a high end PCIE 3 switch in the box which gives them an advantage over PCIE 2 daisy ch
NAB 2012 is in the books, final thoughts...
by Walter Biscardi on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:00:46 pm
in the NAB Expo Forum
Walter Biscardi went to NAB 2012 with every intention of documenting each day and sharing the vast (and often overwhelming) wealth of information he would glean from the NAB SHOW floor. Well, day one left him needing tons of caffeine, and a lot more
@Neil Hurwitz
by walter biscardi on Apr 21, 2012 at 8:51:24 pm
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Up until now I thought you (Walter) were just an excited fan, techno geek editor and booster. I was trying real hard not listen to the voice on my shoulder. However, judging by the above statement and the use of the word "WE" I must ask you flat out
Re: Response overwhelmingly positive today
by David Cherniack on Apr 17, 2012 at 11:19:44 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
[walter biscardi] "Well after Day One of the show I can say I was greeted with a LOT of "you were right" "it lives up to the hype" from folks who went and saw the product first hand today and came away impressed. At the Small Tree booth all day, at t
Walter Biscardi: NAB 2012, Day One
by Walter Biscardi on Apr 17, 2012 at 9:31:23 am
in the NAB Expo Forum
Sometimes, our first impressions are the most powerful, and as Walter Biscardi walked the NAB floor on Day One, he had some definite strong first impressions. Read about what he saw, and reap vicariously the wealth of new information on sparkly new p
Response overwhelmingly positive today
by walter biscardi on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:25:43 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Well after Day One of the show I can say I was greeted with a LOT of "you were right" "it lives up to the hype" from folks who went and saw the product first hand today and came away impressed. At the Small Tree booth all day, at the Media Motion B
Blog: NAB 2012 Notes and Musings from Day One
by walter biscardi on Apr 17, 2012 at 8:04:24 am
in the COW - Blogs Forum
Some quick notes from a very VERY long day, need to get some rest so I can repeat this all again tomorrow. Some of this is third hand as I spent the day working with the fine folks from the Small Tree Communications booth so I have not had a chance
NAB 2012 Notes and Musings from Day One
by walter biscardi on Apr 17, 2012 at 1:04:24 am
in the Forum
Some quick notes from a very VERY long day, need to get some rest so I can repeat this all again tomorrow. Some of this is third hand as I spent the day working with the fine folks from the Small Tree Communications booth so I have not had a...
News: Small Tree Conducts Evasive Procedure on Leading Medical Training Production Company to Give E
by Cow News Droid on Apr 16, 2012 at 9:04:51 pm
in the NEWS: Product News Releases Forum
Company Uses Sparse Disk Images to Help Doctors in Training Improve Workflow (Ft. Worth, Texas--April 16, 2012) A leading medical training production company providing hours of online video content recently made a decision that nearly had their e
News: Small Tree Conducts Evasive Procedure on Leading Medical Training Production Company to Give E
by Cow News Droid on Apr 16, 2012 at 7:04:51 pm
in the Small Tree Forum
@Jeremy Garchow
by walter biscardi on Apr 16, 2012 at 1:50:13 pm
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
Very good questions Jeremy, since you're working fully native now, it sounds like we could continue to use the same configurations as what you use with FCP or Avid. I'm planning to use my Small Tree NAS with it.
@Tom Daigon
by walter biscardi on Apr 16, 2012 at 5:06:01 am
in the COW - Tutorials Forum
I'm pretty sure you'll need a 64 bit capable machine, that removes some of our early Mac Pros but we already found that out in Avid testing so those are all due to be replaced. Not sure what you have against editing on an iMac, but we're going to
Re: Interesting Blog post From Walter Biscardi
by Frank Gothmann on Apr 13, 2012 at 8:16:57 pm
in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Andrew Richards] "He uses good ol' Gig-E, and noted in his post that the 2011 iMacs once again have jumbo frame support for best results with his Small Tree system. But as an aside, ATTO has a pair of 10Gb-E Thunderbolt boxes coming soon." He
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