Our system is totally messed up in terms of storage. As I started working for the company, the idea was to have 2 edit suites with XpressPro and use external firewire drives to move the projects around. My boss bought 1 external Lacies (which has been completely unreliable since) and added an old external SCSI tower to work with 1:1 footage. Then he decided we should keep all the projects online, as we produce training videos which are interrelated and we repeat footage quite often. That means, 18 moths after I started we have 4 external Lacies, an internal SCSI, an external SCSI tower and (the best bit) 2 â€œemergencyâ€ internal SATA drives added just to be able to finish the last 7 videos.
I know what you are thinking: â€œDoes it work?â€. Well, yes, it does, but far from optimal. Thatâ€™s why I told my boss to look for a â€œunifiedâ€ solution. Since we donâ€™t work with HD, I would like to move our storage to a SATA external solution. Iâ€™ve been researching it, and there are a few options out there (I particularly like the Huge systems solutions, but I think thatâ€™s out of question for my boss, too expensive). There is no way I go for firewire again, so the G-Raid solutions are no for me. I was told in the Avid forums to take a look at the granite digital solutions: