Saving Audio on SQL Server 2008

We are currently having a crm developed by a developer. One of the tasks from within the crm is to allow audio to be uploaded against a sale record.  At present the audio is being uploaded and saved as binary large object with the SQL Server 2008 Enterprise database and the audio file can be anything up to 75 mb in size.  The crm will require later on if needed playback the audio that is associated to the sale. A seperate service has been created that will move the audio from the SQL Server to a central location on the server. I worry that this model of way it is being done is incorrect as I can only see possible long term performance issues. Any suggestions on the model that has been designed ?
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Vikas GargAssociate Principal EngineerCommented:
Hi,

Generally large images / audio / videos should not be stored in SQL server but their path should be stored in one of the column with the actual media should be stored in the physical drive.

It will be faster for database and to manage those things rather than storing the complete file into database.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
In SQL Server 2008R2 you have the FILESTREAM functionality that allows to connect a physical file in the disk to a record in a database table. It's easy to use but a little bit complicated to explain so please give a read on this MSDN article and if you still have any doubts about it, just ask, ok?
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Marten RuneSQL Expert/Infrastructure ArchitectCommented:
This is a normal design. Not to worry about this! I see this all the time when it comes to Telephone systems.

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