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I have a client who is looking for a networkable storage solution for large amount of data files.  They currently work in flim / video business and have approx 18B of data stored currently on multiple external hard drive units that are not being back ed and looking for a cost effective centralized solution for storing there data on.  The projects that they work on generate approx 5-10 TB per year and they are also looking for a system that is expandable to grow as there data capacity needs increase.  Currently in need of a 24 - 36 TB solution that can live on a network preferably with raid capability for some redundancy.

Would like to be able to still access data files to work on from time to time.

Most files are photoshop, apeture, raw digital photographs, illustrator file, and indesign files.
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What you could do is have a MAC OSX-server serving the clients but storing data in the back on a NAS/SAN that users iSCSI for instance.

MAC OSX supports CIFS/NFS; so you wouldn't need that server but in a mixed environment that could cause some confusion (because MAC stores it files in another way than windows and windows-users will see 2 files than).

If you want some more information on a direct integration of a SAN with MAC; take a look at this:
http://media.netapp.com/documents/tr-3472.pdf

regards,

Michael
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