I'm considering a new FCP/Kona based edit suite to be run on a new Mac Pro. I haven't bought anything yet and before I do, I want to think through the RAID storage that I'll need. I don't have any pre-conceived notions of brand or specific technology, but I do have a few specific things that I want to make sure are covered:
* Approx 8 TB of space (preferably easily expandable)
* RAID for speed and data protection so that if a single drive fails I don't lose everything - I think that's RAID 0 or 5, but I always forget the terminology.
Performance - I'd like for the system to support at least 3 or 4 layers of ProResHQ material
* Cost is important. I want the best bang-for-the-buck, but it's not the single most important variable. Performance & reliability are key. I'm not a techie that enjoys fooling with hardware.
Any thoughts, advise and info are most welcomed along with your success and/or horror stories!
Production is fun - but lets not forget: Nobody ever died on the video table!