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I do some video editing for fun and I have 3 1TB drives filled with finished projects. Lately I've been wanting to add another drive to my computer for another purpose (Fraps recording) but there are no slots left. I'm wondering if there is any way to move all my video drives into some type of all-in-one external case that I can connect via a single connection.

Not sure if a USB connection would suffice because I want to be able to watch my stuff without lag, and most are saved at 1080p resolution at quite high file sizes. I could be wrong though, I don't really know much about this. My system specs are in my sig.

Anyone have any recommendations? Just tell me what to buy
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Does your motherboard's I/O have external SATA? You can add another drive with that, or backup your videos onto a networked storage server, and make room on your drives.
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You want some kind of DAS using e-SATA multipliers or mini-SAS
Like http://www.sansdigital.com/
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get a 4tb nas box and transfer to that

also usb 2.0 is plenty for 1080p playback, in fact you will be more limited by the drive then usb 2.0 in most cases
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Cheapo motherboard with 6 SATA ports + 6 2TB drives + JBOD + ISR = 12TB NAS server. Even wireless G is enough for 1080p video. Additionally, if you have a second NIC, you can set up bridging for even faster speeds.
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by videoman5 View Post
Cheapo motherboard with 6 SATA ports + 6 2TB drives + JBOD + ISR = 12TB NAS server. Even wireless G is enough for 1080p video. Additionally, if you have a second NIC, you can set up bridging for even faster speeds.
Bridging doesn't necessarily give you faster speeds, you're probably thinking of port grouping or channeling. Which you would need a managed switch to accomplish otherwise the switch will get mad when packets from the same mac start coming from 2 ports....
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