This is Part 2 in a 3 part series on Choosing the Right Shared Storage Solution. You may want to check out Part 1: Bandwidth & Connections.
You can also view the entire 3 part series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdrhoSWYyu_WJ7QUOLcBALfCHbS0d6fC2
Hard drives are a dime a dozen nowadays. At last check, I think Best Buy and Fry's had them at the checkout counter next to the latest Star Magazine and Chewlies gum. Despite the seemingly over abundance of drives, not all drives (let alone a collection of 'em) are created equal.
Update: You can also view the entire 3 part series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdrhoSWYyu_WJ7QUOLcBALfCHbS0d6fC2
Shared Storage – the least sexy of the post production technologies. Shared Storage is not the hot chick in class. She's the quiet librarian with glasses that you end up falling for when the unreliable hot chick loses her sheen. She's got everything you need: reliability and stability, and flashing lights. (Maybe the flashing lights thing is just me.)
In part 1 of 3 part posting, I'm going to examine shared storage for video – SAN & NAS.
Current harddrives and storage solutions are available containing terrabytes of space. While the computer itself can support that much space, after 250+GB of storage has been taken up with media, the Avid begins to lose its way when dealing with Media DataBases.