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  • FC as an option?

     tfrees updated 16 years, 3 months ago 7 Members · 13 Posts
  • Timor Kardum

    January 10, 2006 at 7:47 pm

    hi there,

    i hope you guys can help in making a decision.

    first: we are a very very small postproduction company and we do alot of other design stuff as well.
    after finishing a couple of HD jobs i thought it

  • Priit Poldmaa

    January 10, 2006 at 9:17 pm

    Check this out.
    Priced arround 1800 EURO.
    You should order SFP separatelly.

    We have FC and SCSI version in house.
    By the way dual channel SCSI U320 outperforms dualchannel 2GB FC.
    For 4:4:4 work the dual SCSI is the way.

    Also check Qlogic SAMExpress

    and for volume block level sharing Tiger Tecnology MetaSAN

    We use them all and your situation seem very similar.


  • John McClary

    January 19, 2006 at 3:22 pm

    Also give the Terrablock from Facilis Technology a look.

    They use 4gig FC for HD and have very good tech help. We are running 2 Terrablock 12D servers with 8Tb of storage supporting 8 SD cilents over a switch. You can connect a few clients (4-6 maybe?) without the switch.

    $9K is a low number to be starting a Fibre Channel network. However, if you start with one of the larger RAIDs, you get more performance in the long run.

    John McClary

  • Timor Kardum

    January 20, 2006 at 10:40 am

    hi priit, hi john,

    thank you for you thoughts and suggestions.
    i think the terrablock solution is not our best bet because it seems quite expensive and i couldn

  • Floh Peters

    January 20, 2006 at 1:31 pm


    you need a software that controls the Filesystem on your SAN. Windows or MacOS are not built to have multiple systems write to the same storage simultaneously, so they won

  • Igor Babic

    January 21, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    They are also in Germany. With FC/Glan this is to chipest way to have a NAS managment software and OS. has the best price for open-e nas enterprise.

  • Timor Kardum

    January 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    hi igor,
    thx for the answer but i

  • Chuck McMakin

    January 23, 2006 at 10:50 pm

    Hello Timor!

    I would like to make sure that you are aware that CommandSoft also offers demo licenses of FibreJet.

    If you have already made an investment in fibre channel hardware this is the best “risk free” way to see for yourself how easy FibreJet SAN software is to install and administer.

    If you would be interested in “test driving” FibreJet please contact me any time.

    I hope to hear from you!

    Chuck McMakin
    CommandSoft, Inc. /
    Phone: (805)730-7772 /

  • Timor Kardum

    January 24, 2006 at 9:00 pm

    hi chuck,

    i haven

  • Chuck McMakin

    January 24, 2006 at 11:32 pm

    Hi again Timor!

    Yes, I can recommend SMM GmbH in Ismaning.

    Contact there is Michael Werner @ +49-089-992-88-997 or

    I would think Michael can help you with your hardware too.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything further we might do to help.

    Best Regards,

    Chuck McMakin
    CommandSoft, Inc. /
    Phone: (805)730-7772 /

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