I have just purchased and installed a new Storage Array to handle a rather extensively growing photography (Digital Asset) library. Until now, the entire photography library was stored on a RAID 1 array on a Mac Pro (Mid 2010). Three weeks ago, that storage was filled. I had been aware of this for some time, so had to take action.
I analysed various forms of storage, including local, cloud, and distributed, however in the end I decided to go with a NAS. This allows for a centralised storage location which is simultaneously accessible from multiple computers, and includes redundancy in the form of RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks). Continue reading “Digital Asset Storage with the NetGear ReadyNAS Pro 4”