Can I edit on this thing?

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Can I edit on this thing?

Unread post by ryan7 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:43 pm

I was wondering if you wouldn't mind giving me some impartial advice.

I need a new external drive. My WD My Cloud 8TB died, and just after my iMac became really slow. Before I stored all my data on the 3TB fusion drive on my iMac. I'm a designer/editor/animator so have a few big projects on their as well as my iTunes collection (no longer use with Spotify) and my movies.

Can you give me advice on what external to go for.

I like the idea of a NAS, but probably won't use all the functionality just yet. But I do want a future proof solution. I like the Synology DS918+ but am in two minds whether I can store my videos on here for editing. It will mean that I will also need a direct connection to my Mac for a decent transfer speed.

The other option is a G-Tech Raid 8TB drive. It's DAS, it will run quick. Do I actually need the Thunderbolt 3 over the 2? But it's not really a clever drive other than the raid function.

My work flow could be that I go for the NAS and just use the internal drive on my Mac for current projects, copying them over when ready. But I read that it's not a good idea to keep the footage your editing on the same drive.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. As I'm struggling with the likes local retail stores!


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Re: Can I edit on this thing?

Unread post by synology_ukman » Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:57 pm

Edit locally and use Cloud Station to sync to NAS, 918 also supports NVME cache


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