Currently we have 3 editors which work off there own external and internal drives but need all the editors to have access to and be able to work off of the same drive / server. We do have an edit share server but its way to expensive to upgrade space and need a cheaper / short term solution. Something that 3 editors can work off of which holds at least 15TB if not more. Does anyone know of a good solution for this? As of now we have the same content stored on different drives for each editor due to the lack of space on our server and need a short term Solution to this! I appreciate any feedback.
Maxx Digital Final Share is the least expensive shared storage solution on the market.
I will do exactly what EditShare does (but EditShare works with AVID, and Final Share does not).
Maxx Digital arrays are expandable by daisy chaining chassis. You can start with 8 TB, and go to 16 TB, 32 TB or 48 TB - all the way up to 256 TB by daisy chaining chassis together.
A 16 TB solution with the server computer will cost about 16 grand complete, with installation.
This will run 10 MAC FCP client computers (and use the same ethernet cabling you are using for your EditShare), but let me stress to you IT WILL NOW WORK WITH AVID. If you have AVID's, your most cost effective solution is still Editshare.