FORUMS: list search recent posts

Moving on from Graid Drives

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Greg Ball
Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 7, 2013 at 5:34:06 pm

I've been using Graids for many many years. They work great with my Mac Pro and also my Esata card.
Now it seems like Graid no longer is selling these drives.

What are comparable drive to move over to? We edit multiple streams of XDCAM EX footage and also 7D footage. We do lots of multicam edits.

What are you guys using? Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Return to posts index

Chris Tompkins
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:21:30 pm

Are you setup for ThunderBolt?

Chris


Return to posts index

Greg Ball
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:23:16 pm

No I'm not set for thunderbolt.

Here's my mac:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 8
L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
L3 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
Memory: 16 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 5.86 GT/s
Boot ROM Version: MP51.007F.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.39f11
SMC Version (processor tray): 1.39f11
Serial Number (system): YM0330LBEUH
Serial Number (processor tray): J503001AABH8A
Hardware UUID: AF2EE2C6-CEE5-5699-9015-630DBEA847BC



Return to posts index


Chris Tompkins
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:25:53 pm

Well, investing in drives/raids should be some what future proof.
Are you planning on keeping this system for 5 or more years say?
If you are, Get an eSATA card and a raid.

If not, I'd get a Thunderbolt raid, it is the path forward for speed.

Chris


Return to posts index

Greg Ball
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:31:33 pm

I already have an esata card and have been using Graid drives for many years. Works perfectly. But Graid is not offering those drives any longer, and since I'm not moving to Thunderbolt, and my Mac was bought in 2010. I'd like to find other drives that will work with esata and offer me the same speed as the Graids with multiple streams of XDCAM EX HD footage for FCP and FCP X



Return to posts index

Chris Tompkins
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:37:36 pm

Sorry, I guess I misunderstood.
From what I see you still can buy g-raid stuff:

http://www.g-technology.com/products/g-speed-es

But, there are many, many raid boxes on the market that are eSata compatible.

Chris


Return to posts index


Greg Ball
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 12:40:34 pm

Hi Chris,
I appreciate ypur help. But I spoke with G-Technology yesterday, and they no longer offer the Graids with Esata connections. G speed is too far out of my budget.

Yes there are "many, many raid boxes on the market that are eSata compatible" What I'm asking is what are people here using and recommending? I'm looking at the $300-$400 price range.



Return to posts index

Steve Eisen
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 8, 2013 at 2:25:51 pm

Look at Other World Computing for solutions. Macsales.com. I would recommend the Qx2.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


Return to posts index

Dennis Leppell
Re: Moving on from Graid Drives
on Aug 9, 2013 at 9:00:17 pm

I'm using CalDigit gear, and am pretty happy with them. Customer support, the one time I needed it, was incredibly responsive.



Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]