Thunderbolt DAS Storage

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Looking for Data Storage with some SERIOUS throughput, but unsure what is current? Here in the Thunderbolt section we discuss what's new with our lighting fast creators friend in connectivity.

Cloud backup for 10TB+ NAS?

It seems that for anyone with a large amount of data on a NAS (let's say 10TB or more) that they are going to be stuck paying hundreds per year just to back it up in even the cheapest cloud backup solutions. What is the cheapest way to back up this amount of data to the cloud with occasional updates? Should I just get a DAS to obtain the $7 / month personal backblaze with a DAS RAID) as a cheap backup?
LI Liketrane asked on 26 November 2021, 22:51
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NAS or DAS for safe data archiving?

I'm thinking of finally biting the bullet and upgrading my video storage solution (I'm currently just buying more and more USB drives and duplicating them for redundancy). I use macs and thunderbolt / usb all the time. I'm NOT an IT professional. I thought that a NAS/ or DAS (RAID) would be a better option while my storage needs mount with more and more video content. I'm going to access and add data for project work several times per year, but won't need to leverage it as an active work drive on a day to day basis. I plan just to transfer the data to a 'working drive' when I need to edit things and then just transfer it back when done. So SPEED isn't important. That said, I want to make sure my STORAGE of the data is SAFE / backed up. At first, I thought a synology NAS would be super user-friendly - 4 BAY NAS ($300-$400) (cheaper vs. more expensive) 4 10TB HD'S ($200+ EACH) (probably ironwolf vs. wd) CONNECT VIA CAT5 THROUGH ROUTER / SWITCH $1,100 - $1,200 But since there's no absolute backup (and that raid could still fail) I'd be stuck paying high monthly fees to backup 10TB+ over the coming decades. So now I'm thinking I should get a DAS instead (since I could use the $7 / month personal backblaze with a DAS RAID) as a cheap backup along with the RAID redundancy. Buuuuut.... Synology doesn't make a DAS (or I don't know of any way to clearly guarantee that I can use crashplan or backblaze with a mapped or NAS drive without jacking up the fees). So I guess I could get a QNAP, but I'm concerned that I may not have the tech chops to set it up... Does all that make sense? Am I worrying about my lack of tech chops for the QNAP RAID? Any other options I should be aware of? Jeff
LI Liketrane asked on 26 November 2021, 22:43
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Pegasus32 R4 Vs Best Drobo?

I currently have a Drobo S from 2008! Need to upgrade-! Drobo S is almost at Max capacity- (the redundancy part almost full) - My goal is to get a new drive that does what my current drive (Drobo S) does with more memory- but also has cloud storage! Is the Pegasus32 R4 a good solution? Or which Drobo would you suggest? Tech appreciation to you! 2,000 16 TB but would like redundancy
NA Nascompares_blog_push asked on 29 February 2020, 07:59
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