Hi, I'm new here so just tell me if I break any rules or do something wrong !
I just get out of school, had my degree in television production. And Within 2-3 years me and my friend want to start a production company. I currently working in few places that have SAN storage, and I think that it's very useful. At school we had Nas but It was always a mess to work on the same file.
So I decide to start getting info about the type of SAN, I read a lot of post here and article by Bob Zelin (which seems to be a master in this subject). But now that I seems to know a little more about this I have few questions just to be really sure !
My situation : I will have 3 workstation running final cut, after effect and probably smoke or Nuke.
In my head It look like this :
My question is : Do I Need raid card and what is the use ?
Question #2 : After my research I think that an Ethernet will be a good choice and the fiber is too expensive for me
Question #3 : Do I Need a server license for the server computer or any computer will do the job ?
And last question : I will probably need a software to manage all this, at my job we use SanMP is this the right choice for me ?
P.S Sorry for my poor english, I'm from montreal and I need little practice !
What kind of RAID are you looking at? What kind of files will you be transferring? What kind of read/write speeds are you looking at? Are you planning on a gigabit Ethernet or just 'Ethernet' (100Mbps) or 10 gbE?
By using a NAS, you can eliminate the extra server, cause it's usually in-built. It's also simpler to trouble-shoot. What specific problems did you have with the NAS at school?