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James McKenna
Re: Small video post production solutions
on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:50:58 pm

Hi Stephen.

Our TerraBlock 8XS model is often overlooked because of it's limited capacity. while it does have limited capacity internally, it does offer some scalability. The TerraBlock 8XS uses the same internal hardware as the 24 drive models, supports 10Gb and will easily manage your streaming requirements. We start at 8TB for $14K (16TB is $18K) with dual 10Gb Ethernet or 8Gb fibre.

Here's the trick - you can expand this with the T8 drive array (RAID5 or RAID6) for an additional 16TB RAW (14TB/12TB usable) for $7K. The capacity expansion does not have the same functionality as the internal storage - including virtual volume creation, no speed degradation or defrag, etc., because it's an external array and not internal virtualized storage. This is not a config I would recommend for larger shops, due to lack of overall bandwidth and the lack of PSU redundancy, but for your purposes it should be seriously considered. We have a lot of 8XS units out there and they're a real value if you're in the right situation.

Let me know if you'd like more info on this.

Jim McKenna
Facilis Technology
978-562-7022 x101

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