Our current situation is:

  • We have one NAS drive. it has 16Tb installed on it.
  • All of our files are stored on this drive.
  • We are at 76% of this drives capacity.
  • We have a very limited backup system.
  • We have one 8 port switch with another very slow 8 port switch coming of it. There are only slow ports left on these switchers. 
  • We have a limited amount of fast drives to use when we are out and about filming.

We have four problems

  1. We invasion that Revelation18 Media will run out of storage space in the next 4 months.
  2. We have a very limited backup system. At the moment If more than two drives were to fail at the same time we will loses all of our files! This is must of the current projects we are working on and all of our past projects.
  3. The switchers are not coping with the traffic going through them.
  4. We do not have enough fast protable drive storage space to handle the volume of data colected.

There are there parts to this upgrade project:

This is how much it will cost

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Part 1      Upgrade our current NAS dive with bigger Hard drives and purchase a new NAS drive to back-up our files to. $5832.00
Part 2  Upgrade our network hardware to handle the increase in traffic $1615.00
Part 3  Purchase a new NAS drive for backup and 2x fast portable drives $4350.00
  Total cost of Project $11796.00

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Part 1 - Upgrade our current NAS dive with bigger Hard drives and purchase a new NAS drive to back-up our files.

This would help with 1 and 2 of the problems about

What we need for part 1:

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Current NAS drive upgrade $1353.00  
 New NAS drive $4479.00  
     
Total Part 1 cost $5832.00  


Here is a estimated break down of items need for Part 1. (note: these items and the cost of them may change due circumstances out side our control.)

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Upgrade current NAS drive

 HDDSE8181 1  3 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB hard drives.

This increases our Maximum capacity from 16Tb to 24Tb

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Purchase a new NAS drive

 HDDSE8181 1  4 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB hard drives.
NASSYN18194 1 1 x Synology DiskStation DS1819+, 16Gb RAM with two 500Gb SSD 

This NAS drive has 8 drive slots. So we will be able to increase its storage capacity in the future

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Part 2 - Upgrade our network hardware to handle the increase in traffic

This would help with number 3 of the problems about

What we need for part 2:

Here is a estimated break down of items need for Part 2. (note: these items and the cost of them may change due circumstances out side our control.)

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Upgrade network switchers $1235.00  
Upgrade Network cables $350.00  
     
Total Part 2 cost $1615.00  

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Upgrade network switchers

 SWHCIS0350124 1

 1 x Cisco 350 Series SG350X-24 L3 Managed Switch, 24 Ports GbE, 2 Ports 10G SFP+, 2 Ports Combo 10G RJ-45 or SFP+, Limited Lifetime Warranty

This will become our main network switch

SWHNGR481210 1

NETGEAR GS110MX, 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks

This will become our link between NAS drives

CABSTT690195 1 Network cabling to link NAS drives

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Purchase a third NAS drive which is the same as the second NAS drive. This would mean that we have two NAS drive with the same capacity. One would then be our working drive and the other would be our backup drive. These drives would be used to store project, raw video and sound files produced by Revelation18 Media.

The third NAS drive (our current drive) would then become the main document drive for Mountain Meadows. Mountain Meadows does not need a a large file storage system.

What we need for part 2:

Purchase New NAS drive  $3856.00  
 Fast porable SSD's $494.00  
     
Total Part 3 cost $4350.00  

Purchase a new NAS drive and Fast SSD's

 HDDSE8181 1  4 x Seagate IronWolf 8TB hard drives.
NASSYN18194 1 1 x Synology DiskStation DS1819+, 16Gb RAM with two 500Gb SSD 
  2 x fast Portable SSD's

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Progress towards goals...

Progress - Part 1 - Server Upgrade0%
Progress - Part 2 - Network upgrade0%
Progress - Part 3 - new NAS and fast SSD0%

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