My procedure for ingesting audio or scanning still images is to ingest
to a local folder on a local hard drive (6 Gb/s -- alleged -- interface
speed on SATA II -- that converts to 750 MB / sec.) USB 3 connections
are 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s) so if the computer and the HDD enclosure and the
HDDs are all capable, it's just about as fast.
A new version of USB 3 is on the horizon and the current USB 3 has been
renamed to USB 3.1 Gen 1 in 2015.
For reference, I'm actually seeing some transfers moving at over 100
MB/s (800 Mb/s) over my Gigabit Ethernet from the PCs to the NAS. This
is a real upgrade. The old NASes were running at 20-40 MB/s.
I have routinely played out high-rez audio and 720P (at least) video
from 20 MB/s NASes. I only use the local HDDs for ingest. Library
playback is from the NASes.
I also copy back to the local HDD if I'm going to burn optical media.
On 1/14/2016 11:09 AM, Shai Drori wrote:
> Does anyone use a NAS for direct recording of audio, video, or dare I say
> it, scanning film (huge files)? Or do you record locally and then transfer
> later at night?
> Shai Drori
> Expert digitization services for Audio Video
> Hi Res scanning for film 8mm-35mm
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> On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 4:52 PM, David Glasser <[log in to unmask]>
>> We have several "Mercury" USB Raid Racks from OWC, and they work great.
>> David Glasser
>> Chief Engineer
>> 3063 E Sterling Circle #3
>> Boulder, CO 80301
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>> On Jan 14, 2016, at 5:20 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> With all this talk about backups and hard drives, I'm wondering if
>> anyone uses a direct-attached RAID to backup their main computers. If so,
>> can you recommend some specific hardware? Thanks!
>>> -- Tom Fine
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