Creative Businesses Need a Better Storage Foundation
Cameras, lenses, lighting, mixing boards, and all of the expensive equipment that helps creative professionals to create is replaceable. But data is the most valuable thing that can’t always be replaced once lost.
It is often extremely difficult to obtain the same data again, with an enormous time that is put into preparing, shooting, and convincing the crew to do the same shoot all over again.
Basically in this field, your data is your career. Buying the wrong storage solutions is a mistake you can’t afford to make, and can hurt your company in the long run. The best (and easiest) way to protect your digital lifeblood is to invest in a reliable and efficient storage solution.
It is important to choose an enterprise-grade hard drive made to sustain a consistently high-performance level, hour after hour, week after week in the face of a sustained, heavy load. Consumer-grade drives are typically used for day to day tasks such as checking email, scrolling through social media, and light Web surfing that isn’t very taxing.
Remember that you’re having to move terabytes of data within hours of a deadline. To get the job done efficiently, you’ll be needing an ultra-fast and high-performance storage like the G-DRIVE PRO.
With a high-capacity, Enterprise-class 7200RPM Ultrastar drive inside, and Thunderbolt 3 support, the G-DRIVE PRO is perfect for storage-intensive applications used for audio and video editing or digital photography.
Imagine you’re working toward deadline for three clients within two weeks, pulling 14-hour days and sweating bullets. You’re pushing your hard drives to work harder than normal. Inevitably, one dies. No problem, right? You’re running that drive in a RAID 5, plus you’ve got a backup in the closet.
Think it through. Is that backup RAID-protected? If not, putting it in to use as your only copy exposes you to extra risk as you have no additional backup. Making a backup of the backup, as you should, will take hours you don’t have and may require taking time to buy that additional drive.
Meanwhile, your RAID is intact but now running in degraded mode, because one of its drives is dead, and that means that you’ll be limping along with a fraction of your former throughput. You can replace the dead drive and rebuild the array, but rebuilding takes many hours — possibly days in the case of large arrays.
See the problem? Everywhere you turn, losing just one drive means bleeding out time everywhere. If nothing else — consider enterprise-grade drives where the performance and workload rate limits are tested in environments that are always ready whenever you are.
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