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Amy Blaisdell
How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:06:48 pm

We are looking for a 24TB raided drive to store footage for a documentary. About 30% of the footage stored on the drive would will be 4K.

I was thinking that we shouldn't spend the extra $$ on a solid state drive because we can down-convert the 4k for offline and re-link for final output. A 7200RPM drive will probably be ok, right?

After doing some research, it looks like CalDigit is probably best and we should avoid G-Tech. Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Are we headed in the right direction?


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Bob Zelin
Re: How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
on Sep 3, 2016 at 7:09:31 pm

why do you think G-Tech should be avoided ?
G-Tech is great, so is Cal Digit.

But ALL drives fail, so you will need a backup system, in case of failure. If you cannot afford a backup system, which includes simple single drives, then you cannot afford to do a documentary. If you lose your footage, someone will
get shot.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
bobzelin@icloud.com


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Kannan Raghavan
Re: How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
on Sep 13, 2016 at 11:59:51 pm

Just adding to what Bob said. GTechs are great. I've been using GRAIDs for 6 yrs now with no complaints. Caldigits are good too but I've stopped buying their products as they are not available from local resellers here in Singapore anymore. Have a look at GTech GSpeed Studio XL. http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-speed-studio-xl-thunderbolt-ev-serie...
And for backups, I find using bare 3.5" drives on docks the best and simplest:)

Kannan Raghavan
The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.


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Steve Grappone
Re: How Should We Set Up Our External Storage?
on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:59:03 pm

Hi Amy, was wondering what you went with and how the experience?

Steve


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