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External Storage FAQ:

Our External high performance storage solutions offer Raid, JBOD or single drive options. SAS, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1. NAS, Thunderbolt 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3.0 storage options. Raid 1, 0, 10, 5 and 6 options available.

Audio:

For audio production systems, a single drive or 2 or 4 drive Raid is all that is typically needed for a production or sample drive. External Raid 1, 5 or 6 configurations are great for a redundant backup/archiving solution. For an external redundant production drive Raid 10, or Raid 5 is best.  We do not recommend a Raid 0 for production drives since there is no redundancy possible. It is safer to run single drives or do a Raid 10 or 5.

Most SATA 7200 rpm and all SSD drives are more than fast enough to deal with well over a hundred audio files playing back at 44.1k or 48k. For high track count 88.2k, 96 or 192k it is best to use SSD drives or a SATA Raid 10 configuration. These options are possible using internal storage on any of the desktops and most of our laptops. On desktops, you can use 4 to 6 internal drives to create Raid volumes. For Laptops Raid volumes, would be possible on any of the external solutions.

Video:

For video editing systems, we recommend a minimum of three hard drives. One drive for the operating system and programs. SSD drives are great for this. One drive (or raid set) for source files (Media Files), and the third (or raid set) for Export (rendering final output).

Backup and Archiving:

With both video and audio systems we do recommend commercial studios to consider some form of external backup/archiving solution. Most of our external storage solutions offer this options. We also offer robust USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2 Tape backup options as well. Please contact us to discuss your storage requirements.

For AVCHD, XAVC, XDCAM, DSLR, AVC Intra, Pro Res, DNxHD/DNxHR, or Red 4K 2 sets of raid 0 is highly recommended. for Red 5K and others it varies based on workflow and effects/Layers. Generally, a large 8+ drive Raid array is recommended.

You may also want to consider adding an archival or backup drive or tape based backup to protect your work from disaster.

We offer a full line of external storage solutions from Areca, Cineraid and others. Please contact us to discuss your storage requirements.

An external drive, such as a Thunderbolt 2 or 3/USB3.1, USB3 or NAS like the Thecus/Clairtek units are great solutions especially for large capacity and/or high speed storage. Even though these do take up some desk or rack space, they can be easily detached from the computer and stored in a safe location until it is needed.

While Raid 5/6 is a nice way to achieve redundancy, again you should still have an external solution.

When it comes to hard drive space, more is better, you do not want to fill your drives past 65%, especially Solid State drives. While compressed video such as XAVC doesn't really take up all that much space, if you are running other 4K+ media, you can quickly fill drives. More importantly is HDD throughput.

The following charts show the approximate drive space usage and speed required for several common types of video:

 Codecs usable on single drives: AVCHD, H264, H265, XAVC, XDCam, AVC Intra, Pro Res, DNxHD, R3D 4K

Codecs recommended on raid 0 or SSD's: DNxHR, R3D 5K/6K/8K, Aria Raw

4K + Formats requiring ssd raids or large SAS raids: Cinema DNG, EXR (depends on bit rate used), TIFF (sequence of still based formats)

 

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AKiTiO Thunder3 Duo Pro with Hardware RAID

Thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 2-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. Hardware Raid (Enclosure Only-no drives included)
$369.00

AKiTiO Thunder3 Quad

Thunderbolt 3 4-bay storage enclosure is designed to house up to four 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives. (Enclosure Only-no drives included)
$399.00

Areca - ARC-1883i

12Gb/s SAS 8-port Internal Dual Core PCIe 3.0 (x8) RAID Controller w/ 2GB DDR3 ECC Cache
$619.99

Areca - ARC-1883ix-12

12+4 port 12Gb/s SAS PCIe 3.0 (x8) Dual Core RAID Controller w/ 2GB DDR3 ECC Cache (3x Internal SFF‐8643 Ports + 1x Enternal SFF‐8644 Port) ‐ No Cables
$969.00

Areca - ARC-1883LP

12Gb/s SAS 4+4 port Internal/External Dual Core PCIe 3.0 (x8) RAID Controller
$679.99

Areca - ARC-1883X

12Gb/s SAS 8-port external Dual Core PCIe 3.0 (x8) RAID Controller w/ 2GB DDR3 ECC Cache
$769.95

Areca ARC-4038ML 8-Bay 12Gb/s SAS/SATA Disk Box

8-Bay SAS-12Gb, JBOD for RAID Compact Disk Box
$699.00

Areca ARC-4320T2 Thunderbolt 2 to 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapter

Thunderbolt 2 to 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapter. Enables SAS connectivity on systems with a Thunderbolt 2 port
$750.00

Areca ARC-4607T2 Thunderbolt 2 to 16 Gbps Fiber channel Adapter

Thunderbolt 2 to 16 Gbps Fiber Channel Adapter. Enables Fibre Channel connectivity on systems with a Thunderbolt 2 port
$1,599.00

Areca ARC-4883T2 Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller

Thunderbolt 2 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Controller. Enables 12Gb/s SAS on systems with a Thunderbolt 2 port
$1,399.00

Areca ARC-5026 4 Bay Thunderbolt/USB 3.0 RAID Storage

4 Bays Disk Tower Thunderbolt 2 Solution -RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD
$859.00

Areca ARC-5028T2 6-Bay Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure

6-Bay Thunderbolt 2/USB 3.0 RAID Enclosure -RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD
$1,499.00

Areca ARC-8040 6Gbps SAS to SAS RAID subsystem

8‐Bay 6G MiniSAS Desktop Storage Tower w/ Built‐in Hardware RAID + SAS Expander -RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD
$2,199.99

Areca ARC-8050T2 Thunderbolt 2 8 Bay RAID Enclosure

8-Bay Thunderbolt 2 RAID Enclosure -RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10 along with Single Disk and JBOD
$1,699.00

Areca ARC-8050T3-12 - 12 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID Desktop Tower

12 Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Solution - Hardware RAID Built-In / Desktop Tower Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable 3 Year Warranty
$2,299.00

Areca ARC-8050T3-4 - 4 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID Desktop Tower

Areca 4 Bay Thunderbolt 3 - Diskless Hardware RAID Built-In / Desktop Tower - Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable 3 Year Warranty
$999.00

Areca ARC-8050T3-6 - 6 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID

6 Bay Thunderbolt 3 - Diskless Hardware RAID Built-In / Desktop Tower. Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable 3 Year Warranty
$1,599.00

Areca ARC-8050T3-8 - 8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 Hardware RAID Desktop Tower

8 Bay Thunderbolt 3 RAID Solution Hardware RAID Built-In / Desktop Tower Includes Thunderbolt 3 Cable 3 Year Warranty
$1,899.00

CineRAID 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution

Model: CR‐T12E6G 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution
$2,299.00

CineRAID 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution for the ADK i7 DVC KL

Model: CR‐T12E6G 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution
$2,299.00

CineRAID 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution for the ADK i7 DVC SL

Model: CR‐T12E6G 12 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Desktop Solution
$2,299.00

CineRAID 24‐Bay 4U Rackmount 12 Gb/s SAS RAID Storage Enclosure

Model: CR R24E12G Hardware RAID 24Bay - 4U Rackmount w/ 12G SAS Expander
$2,899.00

CineRAID 3U/16‐Bay ‐ 12G SAS Expander Storage Enclosure

Model: CR‐R16E12G 3U/16‐Bay ‐ 12G SAS Expander Storage Enclosure
$2,799.00

CineRAID 8 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Solution

Model: CR‐R08E6G 8 BAY 6G Expander MiniSAS Hardware RAID Storage Solution Fast Performance / 2U Rackmount
$1,799.00