NAS for MAC Based/Video Editors on Adobe Premiere

MAC Based/Video Editors on Adobe Premiere

We have 4 mac’s that we run Adobe Premiere on and we are looking for a simple NAS solution. We are on a corporate network so the iMac’s (2) would need Thunderbolt 3 connectivity somehow. I assume there is a converter from 10gb ethernet to T3? The other 2 Mac’s have an extra ethernet port however not 10gb so not sure how that factors into things. Here is how I assume we should proceed. 1. Purchase a NAS that has 10gb connectivity – purchase a 10gb switch and run the connections to each MAC and then have that converted from 10gb connection to Thunderbolt 3. We do have access to some network IT folks in the company however they are limited on MAC and Video knowledge so we are trying to handle much of this on our own. Any advice you could give would be very much appreciated. We have to bring the purchases to the board for approval so any other success stories others have had with this set-up would be helpful. Thanks!

$4500  10TB to 12TB

So far QNAP TVS-1282T3 was a top choice. It supports tiered storage and very fast data transfer speeds. Simultaneously 6 people could connect to it over 10GbE or Thunderbolt3 and do their work. Of course, even more, people can work by sharing this available bandwidth as people might not need all of its speed 24/7. You can set up SSD for hot editing or even NVMe M.2 SSD storage for extreme speeds (internal speeds around 3000MB/s per stick). The HDD media can be used for people filming stuff and sending it over. Or for finished project distribution. It has transcoding engine built in which helps a lot if someone wants to remotely have a look on HD or 4K media even on their mobiles devices. A video will be converted for that device on the fly.

Qnap latest x72XT series are also high-performance boxes with a lower price tag. They have reduced the number of fast connections and removed 2.5inch SSD bays. But they still come with Thunderbolt, 10GbE and NVMe SSD slots built inside. We tested this box with just two M.2 NVMe drives and it very quickly crossed 1000MB/s transfer speeds.

If you don’t need a full 10GbE bandwidth and you are happy to share it, then you can simply get DS1618+ with a 10GbE card or something simple like TVS-951X.


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