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Old August 29th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Old time SD guy here, moving up to Hd with Sony Ex1, want to make sure I got a handle on storage and backup. Cutting on new iMac, (only 1 firewire 800 port), so want to hook up a mirror raid drive so I'll have one drive for storage and use in FCP, and the other for archiving, then daisy chain another 800 firewire drive to the mirror raid to store render and audio files. This sound about right?
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Old August 30th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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Or just get a single FW800 unit with raided internal drives. That's a lot easier to manage. Nice little G-Tech or CalDigit units for that.

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Old August 30th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, Noah; enjoyed your CallBox on Ex-1, good stuff.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 12:19 AM   #4
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I would buy an eSATA card and eSATA RAID for main storage/editing. Much snappier editing response than with a FW800 drive. Use your FW800 port for backing up your eSATA RAID using Apple's built-in Time Machine application.

G-Tech makes some nice eSATA RAIDS. Check the pricing though as you'll save a lot buying from a third party vender (B&H Video, Video Guys, etc...) compared to buying direct.
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