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#1 Sing Howe Yam

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:28 PM

Hey everyone,

I'm about to start a feature on the RED in Dec. and I'm wondering about external drives to store our footage.

I would like to hear several recommendations as to what kind of drives we should get based on reliability, speed, and price. Also for anyone who shot a feature on the RED, how many drives did you have for the shoot?

Let me know,

Sing
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#2 Rory Hanrahan

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:35 PM

The simple answer is to get RAIDs, which create a redundant copy of your data on a separate drive within the same enclosure. I've had very good luck with OWC (Other World Computing, macsales.com), as well as G-Tech. Do NOT buy LaCie drives. They perform very poorly, and in my experience die more often than other drives.

Make sure there is ample redundancy -- at least 2 copies of the footage at separate locations, as well as a temp or shuttle drive (at least!). IIRC, the last Red feature I did utilized ~3TB for storage, but every show is different.
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#3 Chad Stockfleth

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:02 PM

I'll second both Raids and OWC.
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