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Jul 20, 2016 08:31 |  #1

My nephew was asking about this:

Does anybody have any case/motherboard recommendations for a home-built NAS? Requires a *minimum* of 15TB. Beth Joy Photography's editing computer is running out of SATA connectors and space with four HDDs plus the dual-RAID-0 SSD boot drive.


I don't shoot weddings so maybe im not creating nearly enough images for my storage capacity to be insufficient?

I don't think THEY (my nephew and his wife) shoot that many weddings either but maybe....




  
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Jul 20, 2016 08:44 |  #2

Synology 4 or 5 bay, 8TB REDS.
Nephew then needs to consider similar amount of storage for offsite backup of the NAS.




  
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Jul 20, 2016 11:34 |  #3

How many weddings are they shooting for 15TB? I'm guessing they only have in-production weddings needing to be accessed?

I haven't archived of my working drive for a while now (3TB drive) and it has nearly 40 weddings on it and I still have 1.3TB free.


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Jul 20, 2016 11:43 |  #4

I love the synology line! If you are into Linux, you can write your own custom jobs for their boxes as well.


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Jul 20, 2016 11:45 |  #5

Butts wrote in post #18072414 (external link)
Synology 4 or 5 bay, 8TB REDS.
Nephew then needs to consider similar amount of storage for offsite backup of the NAS.

Or alternatively the direct competition QNAP (4 bay and corresponding WD REDS). Despite the bashing in many forums the QNAPs are decent NAS (as long as you update your firmware conservatively).
I don't know, why a selfbuild should be preferred?


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Jul 20, 2016 12:03 |  #6

perhaps have a cull of images and don't shoot at 10fps bursts anymore? haha!


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Jul 20, 2016 14:58 |  #7

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #18072548 (external link)
How many weddings are they shooting for 15TB? I'm guessing they only have in-production weddings needing to be accessed?

I haven't archived of my working drive for a while now (3TB drive) and it has nearly 40 weddings on it and I still have 1.3TB free.

thats what i was thinking...


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perhaps have a cull of images and don't shoot at 10fps bursts anymore? haha!

might be a good idea too. not "classically trained" photographers but pretty good self-learners...

i shoot a lot of personal stuff (sometimes 100-150 or more), no weddings no more! but im FAR from filling my 1T drive with RAWs and processed shots...




  
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Jul 21, 2016 14:30 |  #8

15TB is insane, unless you're a large busy studio operating for many years. The key to keeping storage sizes reasonable is the delete button. Also, do you really need every image ever taken online and available? I archive images out to two hard drives in two locations once a year.

I have 130 odd weddings stored on a 2TB drive. This is RAW files, PSD files (maybe 10 per wedding), and jpeg versions. I also keep jpeg versions of some weddings in AWS Cloud, S3 infrequently accessed storage, though Glacier would be a little cheaper. Glacier is a real archive, not a transactional file system.


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Jul 21, 2016 15:08 |  #9

If they decide to do movies then the storage demand goes up quite fast. 15 TB is not over the top, if they are thinking about archiving the originals and several edited versions.....


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Jul 21, 2016 17:04 |  #10

tim wrote in post #18073729 (external link)
15TB is insane, unless you're a large busy studio operating for many years. The key to keeping storage sizes reasonable is the delete button. Also, do you really need every image ever taken online and available? I archive images out to two hard drives in two locations once a year.

I have 130 odd weddings stored on a 2TB drive. This is RAW files, PSD files (maybe 10 per wedding), and jpeg versions. I also keep jpeg versions of some weddings in AWS Cloud, S3 infrequently accessed storage, though Glacier would be a little cheaper. Glacier is a real archive, not a transactional file system.


its my nephew and his wife. i have NO IDEA what theyre thinking is...




  
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Jul 21, 2016 22:02 as a reply to  @ Ltdave's post |  #11

To be perfectly honest it sounds like they have no idea what they are doing.


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Jul 21, 2016 22:07 |  #12

I think they need to learn to cull better.


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Aug 01, 2016 04:02 |  #13

Dunno about that - I have about 30 Hard Drives at home.

I shoot around 7000-9000 photos at every wedding, so I can only fit around 8 weddings onto a 2TB hard drive

Plus you need heaps of offsite backup drives too

So yeah I think I have about 30 hard drives, and I've only gone through 1 full wedding season. In 10 years time I'll probably have 300 drives.


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Aug 01, 2016 04:07 |  #14

smorter wrote in post #18083334 (external link)
Dunno about that - I have about 30 Hard Drives at home.

I shoot around 7000-9000 photos at every wedding, so I can only fit around 8 weddings onto a 2TB hard drive

Plus you need heaps of offsite backup drives too

So yeah I think I have about 30 hard drives, and I've only gone through 1 full wedding season. In 10 years time I'll probably have 300 drives.

That is just an insane number of photos to keep. How many do you deliver? Delete your rejects and you'll save crazy amounts of space. A finished wedding is around 15GB for me, 600 odd images, so I can fit 133 weddings on a 2TB hard drive.


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Aug 02, 2016 17:29 |  #15

I find it pretty hard to believe you have 9k keepers per wedding..?


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