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  1. Hello all, I am seeking for an advice on the optimal storage/editing workflow for a Huge project. I will try my best to explain the situation in detail as well as keep it short. Me and my partner are freelancing filmmakers. We are doing a couple of projects here and there (every second month) that ranges from music videos, wedding videos, small corporate videos, small web commercials for catering companies etc… I am currently editing on MacBook Pro 15’ 2016. My cameras for the shoots are Panasonic Lumix GH4 / GH5 / Sony A7S / DJI Phantom 3 Pro. I am editing via 4TB External Desktop HDD’s - USB 3.0 (Western Digital / Seagate) I have only recently changed to FCPX - previously I was still editing the old school way on FCP7 - thanks film school - and I now find the workflow in FCPX so much easier, quicker and optimised for a quick turnaround that I often need. No more transcoding to Apple Pro res LT, FCP 7 workflow > Export / Compress / Transcode etc… I really like FCPX and I think I am going to stick with it. So far I have not encountered any problems in terms of performance on my MacBook while editing 4K natively, only once for one music video I was using MultiCam and I had to create Proxy for those couple of takes, otherwise I had a smooth editing experience editing with Original Media. // THE PROBLEM // We have a big project that I categorise as ‘separate’ from all our other film work, just for the reason of being so big. We are documenting a huge house being built from scratch - a project that we started filming 4 years ago - for the clients to have a short film / documentary 30-60 minutes of all the process and problems the building has encountered on its way (crane arrived late/ statues on the roof / golden fence being imported from Europe / welding of materials for window edges etc). The frequency of visits and our shoots are in average 1 visit/shoot every 3 months. Occasionally we might come twice or three times in one week if a lot of things/changes are being done tho the house, other times we haven’t been called for over 7 months. I estimate that this project is going to continue for another 3-5 years until the house is finished. So far we treat all the footage shot as cataloging the progress as it still looks like a construction site so can’t even start editing the final product yet. For this project I have decided to keep this on a separate storage HDD’s. So far it sits on 2x Desktop 4TB/Western Digital HDD’s and 1x 4TB Western Digital small HDD’s - in three separate locations. I CAN NOT AFFORD to loose any data for this project. So far we have shot around 1.5TB of footage. I estimate that with the house being finished it will go beyond the 4TB current capacity. // MY QUESTION // // Sorry I am not very knowledgeable in the whole RAID set up systems. I have tried to read about it and watch youtube explanation videos but still not quite 100% get the benefits of the set ups. Q1) How do I go about storing this project for another 5 years in the most effective / efficient way? Q2) Once the house is finished - how do I go about editing this? Should I edit from the external HDD and have another external HDD - possibly a Thunderbolt as a ‘Final Cut Pro X library’ just solely for this project? How do I back up after each editing session I do to the other two HDD’s? I have done some researching about the HDD hub that will clone and copy to the other two HDD’s in real time, should this be something I invest in now, or do this later? (in 5 years the technology might jump ahead again and the prices for a SSD’s might be way cheaper or other solutions might open up? Q3) Is online storage such as Google Drive a possibility with editing such a huge project in FCPX? The reason I am posting this now is to try and figure out if I can do any step at the moment to help my workflow in the future and for long-term. Or should I just store store store the footage for now and decide in the future? Thank you for taking the time to read this and if you have any questions to make this more clear please don’t hesitate to ask. Kind regards T
  2. Hi All, I follow a standard method for benchmarking for NAS and SAN , how i can show a comprehensive test on my storage ? what is aspects that i must run on it, and what is tools for it? very thanks for your helpful answers, The Best Regards, measures
  3. This project is actually two years old, but despite the aging SATA standard, still current as an idea. I invite you to my shop for a short film of the "Do it yourself" series.
  4. Hi All, I am looking to purchase a NAS system that I can plug in a few SSD into. I mainly want it for pictures, videos and work documents. I am thinking of purchasing the Synology ds1515+ with 5 Samsung 850 Pro 2TB. Will this work? Thanks
  5. We are an innovation company that is looking to create a fast, simple, and easy to use network. We are not IT people, and we don’t want to be. That’s why is so important to us that our network can be managed with ease, performs as fast as possible, and be low maintenance. We need help establishing our storage architecture (which servers do we need? which software? which brand? which configuration? which drives?) in a way that will fit our current needs, be future proof, and is as close to worry-free as possible. Goals: Needs to be easy to manage and worry-free (almost no maintenance). Scale out easily, as we grow. High performance Reliable Easy to manage user permissions, shares... Have a simple way for us to get qualified support, when needed. Work for Mac and Windows users seamlessly. Allow our employees to work directly from the server, as if they were accessing the files directly from their hard-drive. Storage Needs: Virtual Environment - extremely fast storage, with high IOPS - for our VMWare hosts. Business Storage - fast storage for our creative users (mac) and standards users (windows) with considerable size and made for accessing files like they were on the user machine. Security Cameras - storage for 24 cameras, recording 1920x1080, 10fps around 10 hours per day, retaining the footage for 180 days. DAM - database, index, caching… everything our Digital Asset Management solution will need. Backup - everything that we own and operate must be backed up on a daily basis (even with hourly increments for some cases) Archive - made to archive files that will be read not frequently. BitBucket - a big storage so we can dump everything we want to, make sense of it, and move to a better place (or leave it there) - like external drives, old hard-drives, etc. Long-Term Backup - a way for us to backup everything in a cheap but reliable media for a long time. Considerations: We are willing to pay more for a solution that has a brand behind and proven track record, if it makes sense. Video storage will be dealt with later on. Our current solution works for our current needs. Will need to be revisited in the near future. Concerns: Having servers and hard-drives that were bought and custom build, having no brand to support it and provide any help when needed. Every place we read says that FreeNAS should NOT be used in an enterprise environment. Should we use SAS or SATA drives? I am attaching the way we see our storage needs in terms of tiers, showing how the relationship of size x speed x cost is. I am adding also a storage flow that shows how we believe the flow of our data needs to be. Here is the solution that was initially proposed to us, by another consultants: Tier 0 - Flash Storage (For VMs) Chassis: 1U SuperMicro CPU: 2 Intel 4-core Xeon E5-2609v2 RAM: 128GB OS: FreeNAS 9.3 RAID configuration: 2 2-disk RAID 10 vdevs Bays: 8 (4 available) Disks: Samsung 850 PRO 1TB Usable Storage: 1.5TB Max Storage: 27TB (adding 2 more JBODs) Price: $6,350.00 ($2,823.33 per TB) Tier 1 - Business Storage Chassis 4U SuperMicro CPU: 2 Intel 4-core Xeon E5-2609v2 RAM: 128GB OS: FreeNAS 9.3 RAID configuration: 3 6-disk RAID Z1 vdevs + 2 hot spares Bays: 24 (0 available) Disks: Samsung WD RE 4TB Cache: 2-disk read zil, 2-disk write zil (Samsung 850 PRO 256GB) Usable Storage: 40TB Max Storage: 2.46PB (adding 8 more JBODs) Price: $11,704.00 ($292.60 per TB) Tier 3 - Backup Storage Chassis 4U SuperMicro CPU: 2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 RAM: 256GB OS: FreeNAS 9.3 RAID configuration: 13 2-disk RAID 10 vdevs + 4 hot spares Bays: 36 (0 available) Disks: Samsung WD RE 6TB Cache: 2-disk read zil, 3-disk write zil (Samsung 850 PRO 256GB) Usable Storage: 57TB Max Storage: 475TB (adding 8 more JBODs) Price: $24,977.21 ($438.55 per TB) Tier 4 - Archive Storage Chassis 4U SuperMicro CPU: 2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 RAM: 256GB OS: FreeNAS 9.3 RAID configuration: 13 2-disk RAID 10 vdevs + 4 hot spares Bays: 36 (0 available) Disks: Seagate Archival HDD 8TB Cache: 2-disk write zil (Samsung 850 PRO 256GB) Usable Storage: 160TB Max Storage: 1.37PB (adding 8 more JBODs) Price: $17,716.75 ($110.73 per TB) What do you think about this configuration? Shoot holes in it! Anything that is bad that we are being suggested? Anything that we should be aware of? What your configuration would be? What is your recommended storage solution? Drives? Servers? Please share some insights, ideas, recommendations, advice, examples, anything - so frustrated and willing to pay for help.
  6. Hello All, I need to build small storage that will hold few vm guests under XENSERVER , I would like to buy either ST6000VN0001 or ST6000NM0004 My question from which should i expect better performance and more suitble for such workload? BTW any other suggestion will be more than welcome Please advice Thanks
  7. Dear All, Bought this RAID SEVEN YEARS ago STARDOM sr3620-2s-sb2 And bought two of these TWO WEEKS ago 2.0TB Western Digital WD Black WD2003FZEX Intend to set this up as mirror storage Can someone tell me if this is gonna work? Can't see any problem, but can't be sure. Thanks very much in advance :)/ ida
  8. Can someone please help me with my issue. I am trying to migrate over 2 HDD to this new 1 TB Samsung EVO 840 SSD. The thing is programs and stuff are on 1 HDD and Windows 7 OS is on another HDD. How can I put them together on one SSD? My computer is currently setup like so- (C: ) - 1 TB HDD where programs are installed (D: ) - BluRay drive (E: ) - 2TB HDD for files (F: ) - 100GB HDD where Win 7 is installed / system (G: ) - 1TB HDD for files I would like to migrate my C: and F: drives into the one 1 TB SSD I bought. When using the migration software, I was only able to figure out how to migrate my C drive and not F as well. Can someone help me figure out how two migrate 2 HDD into 1 SSD? Ex: (C: ) - 1 TB SSD Win7 and programs (D: ) - BluRay drive (E: ) - 2TB HDD for files (F: ) - 100GB HDD for files (G: ) - 1TB HDD for files (H: ) - 1TB HDD for files email:
  9. Does anybody have experience configuring CIFS and NFS on AWS?
  10. martin_hindsight

    The future of data storage.

    Recently I had to buy a new hard-drive because my 2tb WD was starting to fail after 3,5 years of service. Since I wanted the most available storage, right now, I went for the WD 4TB Green reasonably priced at 165$. After that I discovered, there is a Seagate 6TB HDD Out. But from what I have read, That is pretty much as far as traditional hard-disk technology is ever going to get. Maybe up to 10TB with Helium intead of air inside the enclosure but that is pretty much it. And SSDs are still far away from being a solution for massive storage, if they are ever going to get there. So my question is: what other technologies are being developed and/or discussed or theorized out there that would eventually lead to storage space like 20, 40, 100, 200 . . . TB. From what I understand, it has to be a completely new technology not even remotely similar to what we have today. Because right now we seem to be pretty close to the end of the rope with our rotating platters and severely overpriced SSDs (3.2TB at 18000$) And what do you think the capacity limits of SSDs are? We could of course stack more and more memory chips and platters onto each other but that would get ridiculous at some point like todays Video cards getting longer and thicker and hotter with every new gpu released.
  11. Okay I am so new at computer technology so please bear with me because i am just learning. I was attempting to download linux on my Acer aspire V5 and was running into problems getting the correct software to run a dual boot system and installing linux in the correct location and drive to be able to run a dual boot system. I have a feeling that this is a little off topic for this fourm, but i really need help. In Disk Management when i right click the storage space on "Disk 0" to delete volume the only option i get is "help" (See picture). The only time i get the normal option menu is for the Acer (C;) storage and the 300MB of health storage. I can not edit this volume either with the exception of shinking the vol of Acer (C:). Am i supposed to have this many drives listed? Well i know they are not actual hard drives but i don't know what they are called. None of them take up much space on my hard drive, but one of them does take up 15.5 GB of memory but that is nothing big. As of rite now i linux is on my CD-ROM 1, is that bad if i plan on installing linux as a dual boot OS? Any info on where those volume Partitions could have come from, how to make it so i can delete them to increase my Acer(C:) partition, or if the setup i have now will prevent me from using Linux as a dual boot OS is greatly appreciated! Sorry about not being too informed on the topic Oh and also i do have a thumb drive plugged in while the screenshot was taken, it is Disk 1 (E:) so just ignore that