Happy New Year
I am looking for a Backup device for my Main Editing Suite, at the moment I am runing a Areca 1680ix 16 port with internal drives. I am looking for an exernal setup so I can back up my main editing suite and take away for security.
1: use external out from current Areca to a enclosue using multilane cable, (is this possible even though i have 16 ports used already)
2: buy a new raid card with 2x external ports to control 8 bay enclosure or more
anyone had experience with Sonnet Fusion D800Raid it uses a Atto Raid Card, this model is a few years old now. not sure if suitable, as I have a freind who no longer requires one as he has upgraded and offered it to me.
Have you considered a QNAP or Thecus NAS over iSCSI? There are models with 7 or 8 internal disks and for backup they are quite suitable.
Have a look at: http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/cat/685/nas-behuizingen.html#filter:ZY5LC8IwEIT_y5xzaPpQ2h9 Q8CAIehMPNVlhIX2wiQ8o_e8mak-eltlvZpgZV-kGu7MezRl1WUFB643GReHG4sNB2NCJe9p3LzTD3bk_wMMKRrEkL ZOzaPBgevpYNyXjx5QpeDPKt6paxUrIkQlkjxOZ35xCx3heFWmMj--WXSCJaEZZZ-n0KYxttPWpEzrHsixv
Sorry it is only in Dutch, but at least you have current prices.
This one appeals to me: http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/288692/qnap-turbo-station-ts-1079-pro.html#tab:info
I will have a look into this.