I am looking to get the best storage system for my sample libraries (currently 250 GB and growing). By best I mean I am looking for the fastest data transfer rate that I can afford (approx £500 odd).
People have mentioned FW800 external HD, RAID (0 or 1) and external hard drives connected by ethernet.
If someone could check my brain I would really appreciate it.......
As I understand it, FW800 is a cheap and stable option that should be able to deal with most DFD streaming demands but is not the quickest choice. I have been looking at :
RAID systems seem faster but I am still confused as to whether I should go for RAID 0 or 1, hardware or software RAID's, and which manufacturer or complete system is best and compatible with my Mac.
I have also been recommended the following networked hard drive which I don't really know anything about but an IT friend seems to think it will do the job well.
If anybody has any advice I would be very greatful,