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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 27 Jan 2019 22:15 #98682

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Hey!

I need more storage space!
Looking into a NAS solution (with 10gbe ethernet). Either the Synology 1817 which has built in 10gbe, or the newer 1819+. Probably 36-48TB.

But how does it work as the NAS won't be HFS+/mac formatted? What happens to my mac files? And more specifically FCPX libraries & projects?

Would it be possible to open an FCPX library/project directly from the NAS storage?
Main work drive for current projects would still be local SSD, but would be nice to be able to open older projects for quick fixes/exports without having to copy them to a local drive.

I've read a bit about iSCSI, but seems to be limited to 12TB partitions or so? That seems annoying, would like if all my storage was just one "drive".

I have two reasons for not going with a DAS (thunderbolt raid etc):
1) I can't stand the noise from HDDs, so I want it as far away from the immediate work space as possible!
2) My hackintosh doesn't support hot plugging Thunderbolt devices, so would have to restart everytime I need to mount the raid storage. (wish there were any raid boxes with usb-c 3.1 gen2 connections!)

cheers,

DZ

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 29 Jan 2019 19:23 #98716

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Anyone have any experience with this brand/device?

highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/series-rs6124v-overview.htm

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 06 Feb 2019 00:26 #98821

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Ok, so I ordered a Synology DS1618+ with 48TB of hard drives (6x8TB), a 10GbE card for both the NAS and my Hackintosh. Wish me luck! This could turn into a very expensive experiment ;)

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 06 Feb 2019 21:26 #98829

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Good luck! I have been looking at setting up a Synology NAS for editing myself, so please follow up with your experience and feedback! Thanks!

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 09 Feb 2019 18:57 #98862

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Thanks!

So far... I recieved a ASUS XG-C100C 10GbE card. That didn't work in my Hackintosh. Sending that back and have ordered a Sonnet Solo 10G Thunderbolt 3 instead. A bit more expensive than getting a PCIe card. But figured that this way I can also use it with my MacBook Pro if need be.

Still waiting for the actual NAS and drives...

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 23 Feb 2019 17:42 #99018

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UPDATE:

I now have 10GbE for both the NAS and the Hackintosh (Sonnet Solo 10G adapter) ...
I'm getting 500mb/s write and 540mb/s read speeds. Which is faster than a Samsung 860 SSD connected via USB-C!!!
And this is via Cat 5e cables...

Haven't tried with anything FCPX related yet... and the Sonnet Solo 10G is not always initialised at start up, but think that's somehow Hackintosh related, but will try on my MacBook Pro at some point.

Further reports when I've gotten round to FCPX stuff!

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NAS (Synology preferably) and FCPX 26 Feb 2019 15:22 #99061

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Update!

GAH!!!!

So far I haven't been able to open FCPX libraries from the NAS...
tried following the guide here on fcp.co
www.fcp.co/hardware-and-software/pro/191...with-final-cut-pro-x

But no success connecting via nfs... The other solution I've found is some terminal SSH voodoo that I'm a bit scared to try because I know too little about that stuff...

Apple really need to make FCPX less fiddly on servers!!!

EDIT: One step forward, onbe step backwards:
I did the Terminal SSH voodoo thing and now I can open FCPX libraries from the NAS! Buuuut....
I cannot relink files, then FCPX just don't find any folders on the Network... I have a theory that this is because Both NAS and computer are connected to each other via 10GbE and via normal gigabit ethernet via router... when connecting only via the router network volume is mounted much faster and snappier... so maybe I need a switch after all. Gah!

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