Client records digital video onto flash memory cards, and then brings them inhouse for editing.
They get copied onto a workstation, and when done editing, they need to be stored for immediate retrieval for 2 to 3 years, and then archived "for-EVAH".
They has a small budget for this, so I am not certain what my best path would be to take them forward.
Their data requirements:
These are large video files, uncompressed for maximum clarity. 20mins video file is about 2GB.
They are growing their storage at about 2.5 to 3 TB per year.
What is the best option for SAFE archival media?
They don't have the budget for a SAN, due to the costs of building a new facility, so next two years will be lean.
Should I just get a crap-ton of (relatively) cheap NAS devices and start hauling some of them offsite and calling them "archived"?