Calling all Storage Ninjas!
October 17, 2011 5:51 AM Subscribe
So I work in a non-profit (education-centric) and I've been asked to put together a new Mac system to help me in my video editing work. I also need to archive 20 years' worth of videos and keep them safe. I could really use your help!
posted by mordecai to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using my 5 year old Macbook for the past 8 months, so I guess they took pity on me.
Oh in case you're wondering, we have a lot of events throughout the year that I shoot and edit. I also put together videos to be shown at these events. These are then, put up online. I use Final Cut Pro and After Effects.
So I'm thinking of a Quad Core Mac Pro with Final Cut. It comes with a 1TB drive and I'm thinking of adding another 1TB to use as the scratch disk.
Is there anything else I need to consider? Do I need something like a Drobo for my work?
I also have 8TB worth of archival footage (the organization's been around for 20 years) lying around in 6 Western Digital HDDs. I'm very worried about them. One just died recently and I have nightmares about the rest of them failing too. What's the best/cost effective way to keep them safe?
We have a budget of about US$8,000 for this and the video editing system.
Thanks in advance!