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Looking for Video storage

by rorobcc / June 4, 2013 6:46 AM PDT

I am looking for the best way to upload and save terra bites worth of raw footage that can be labeled and categorized, accessed, and then viewed or downloaded in varying quality in order to be edited into projects. Is there such a service out there?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 4, 2013 7:03 AM PDT

Oracle bought SUN which had and still does support such size arrays. EMC is also a heavy hitter in this field.

I'm sure you are not going to rent space because the monthly fees would ding more that having drives and backup systems installed.

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by rorobcc / June 4, 2013 9:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

So if I were to install drives, is there a specific software/system out there that would provide the features that I am looking for?

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How many terabytes do you need?
by wpgwpg / June 4, 2013 11:08 AM PDT
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Depending on your requirements, you can buy 4 TB external hard drives and plug them into USB ports. They're going for around $170 each. You can buy PCs these days that come with 4 USB 3 ports, and you can buy expansion cards that add two more USB 3 ports for about $20. If you had 4 of these 4 TB drives, that would give you 16 TB with a standard PC. If you need more than that, you could look at servers where you could add a bunch of internal hard drives 4 TB each.
Good luck.

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You may have to find/buy or create said apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 5, 2013 1:10 AM PDT
In reply to: Drives

There are a few folk I bumped into looking to duplicate or find apps that are out there such as what Avid offers. is yet another offering of great servers and Avid's software gives you content management so you can find your work.

In other words I find folk re-creating the wheel. There are lots of wheels out there for the storage servers.

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