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Sean Emer

Member Since 18 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 10 2019 12:18 AM
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In Topic: How do you handle storage/backup of your footage/projects?

09 February 2019 - 02:27 PM

My plan for now is to use a raid tower and run 8x 10TB NAS drives in Raid 50. That way I have a fault tolerance of 2 drives and still get some speed benefits without halving my available space. Almost all of the media is backed up on other HDDs as well, and my hope is that in my career the footage that degrades and is lost on old hard drives will be irrelevant to me once they fail. Thank you for the tips on LTO though! Some day in the future when I'm rich perhaps I can do a true backup of my favorite works.


In Topic: Debating which ARRI to get

07 February 2019 - 04:49 PM

Omar, I've seen used Alexa Mini packages on sale for 40-55k, that doesn't seem too bad considering the work it allows you to do. I've had mine for 2 years and it has just about paid itself off.


In Topic: Full Frame Cameras

07 February 2019 - 12:55 PM

someone the other day told me they did some comparison testing of the full-frame cameras and he liked the image from the Monstro second-best (the ARRI Alexa LF came in first).


Do you happen to know if that test was saved? I'd love to see it if it was

In Topic: How do you handle storage/backup of your footage/projects?

06 February 2019 - 07:06 PM

Thanks for the great writeup Phil, I appreciate your help!

 

Are you sure that a RAID 10 setup is cheaper than a 5-enabled controller? I could get 70TB out of 8x 10TB drives w/ RAID5. I'd need 14 drives to get that from RAID 10! Raid 5 just sounds like a good deal, especially when the basic pre-built enclosures don't seem to be more expensive to add RAID 5 to.


In Topic: How do you handle storage/backup of your footage/projects?

06 February 2019 - 06:14 PM

Thanks for the reply Phil! I'd love to hear how you did yours. Right now I'm looking at an external enclosure with USB 3 connection. LAN connections don't seem particularly worth it for my applications, and my PC doesn't have eSATA or anything like that. I custom built my PC, so I am familiar with the screwdriver :)

 

I have 6 8TB drives right now, but can buy more to fill in the gaps if needed.


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