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Alright so I need to figure out the cheapest way to set up storage for the following:

Storage for:
  • Mac OSx + progs
  • Windows 7 64bit OSx + progs
  • Loads of footage
  • Loads of photos
  • Rendered videos
  • Editied photos

I'm not 100% sure if I can share files on one drive between 2 different OSx on 2 different drives? I want to keep this low, I was thinking 3-4 drives but what kinds? Are there cheaper SSDs or should I even mess with that as this is my first build.

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No cheap SSD and setting up a network drive for both OS will need either a FAT32 or HFS+ drive format (with HFS+ you will need MacDrive).

You will want to set up a raid1 array ideally to share on the network, it will mirror the drives so in case one fails the other has a copy on it.

If you can't go that route you will need more drives.

If you just go raid1 then you can just grab 2x 2TB drives and you will be set. For the videos you will want HFS+ so you can have large file sizes so time to get Mac Drive
    
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How many drives in total do you reckon, I'm not worried about mirroring superbad. Which drives, 1TB F3's or 2TB F4's or smaller? What kind for the OSx? Is it true SSD's dont fail?
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How many drives in total do you reckon, I'm not worried about mirroring superbad. Which drives, 1TB F3's or 2TB F4's or smaller? What kind for the OSx? Is it true SSD's dont fail?
2 Tb F4s would be my choice. SSD can fail for other reasons, but look at the price of them lol you can buy 10 TB of HDD compared to 512 GB of SSD

Also you could try NTFS hard drive format but you will need the NTFS program for mac

same hard drives for both OS
    
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same hard drives for both OS
You need to boot from separate drives though right? I'm not looking to do some form of bootloader. If so would I still need to get 2TBs? What would you recommend for OSx drives?
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Idk how your gonna do that. Hacintoshs talks I do believe is off limits. But I'd get a F3 500 for the OS drive and partition it. Then use a 2TB as a storage drive.
    
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