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From Servers to Attached storage devices, What do you use?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by MasterYoda, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. MasterYoda

    MasterYoda Guest

    With 6GBs and superspeed USB 3.0 coming out, what data storage do you use? Do you use servers, NAS or SANs? Which Brands/Models? What future technology is really interesting to you? And are you considering using?
  2. TheJackAttack

    TheJackAttack Moderator Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    currently Billings
    I always look at new technology. I am definitely interested in USB3 and 1394c but the big hurdle is going to be waiting for peripheral manufacturers to begin producing enclosures and interfaces to utilize the "new" protocols. Traditionally I will test new technologies out at home in controlled environments for many many months before I test things out in a live situation-and then usually on my own performances first just in case. Of course with redundant backup to an Alesis HD24XR there isn't too much danger of losing the recording.

    Long story short, I investigate the bleeding edge but never use it for pay gigs until all the bugs are 100% worked out.
  3. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    Not sure what your question is or what the point to your post is...??
    Is this some kind of poll or are you a student writing a report or are you some marketer looking for info
    Data storage?
    eSATA, USB, FW
    No servers, no NAS, no SAN
    Future technology? I'm still waiting for something exciting!
    6Gb of RAM and USB isn't new, it just makes your new 64bit bloated OS run a little smoother..in fact 6Gb is like having 1Gb before...you really need 16-24Gb to make it actually any faster...
    We'll have to wait and see what the future brings?
    unless you know about some future technology??....
    but then that wouldn't be future technology would it?
  4. MadMax

    MadMax Distinguished Member

    Mar 18, 2001
    Sunny & warm NC
    Home Page:

    He's not referring to 6Gb of RAM... he's referring to 6Gb/s data rates for SSD controllers... bit-tech.net | SATA 6Gb/s SSD shows speed gains

    Personally, I use tried and true DAS and SAN technology based on standard SCSI/Gbic technology. Infrastructure investment for a commercial operation cannot be based on something you WANT to happen. You are an idiot and a seriously poor business manager if you invest in these immature technologies. SATA NAS and SAN devices are now reasonably mature with known MTBF numbers, and their cost/Tb is fairly respectable for the performance.

    SSD's are not there yet for cost/reliability for a heavy lifting environment investment.

    USB 3.0 is questionable in release value as a media format for anything but prosumer gear, for at least for 24 to 36 months... if not longer.

    As we're on the front porch of 128Bit OS technology, the whole shootin' match is about to get set on it's ear.

    When you have half the OS dedicated to data throughput, you are now waiting on hardware devices to catch up to the CPU/OS by a huge factor, that neither Firewire nor USB can come anywhere close to achieving. IF my information is correct, SSD's are even too slow by a factor of x12.

    So, I wouldn't be looking at heavily investing, on a professional level, on the latest and greatest bleeding edge just yet.
  5. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2008
    Rainy Roads WA USA
    OK, sorry I stand corrected
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    attached devices for simplicity

    Network with fibre when there are multiple uses and big archives
  7. rwogh

    rwogh Active Member

    Feb 11, 2010
    What is the context? Home, corporation, other?
  8. planet10

    planet10 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chicago area
    Home Page:
    NAS....just plug it in to your router and play!!,server has to many situation that could go wrong.

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