What External Data Storage System Do You Use?
What external data storage system do you use?
I just migrated from a (dedicated to SecuritySpy) 2012 Apple Mac Pro that was amazingly bombproof to a new Mac Studio. That Mac Pro was upgraded early on with a smaller SSD hard drive for the operating system, then kept packed full of SATA units for video capture storage. Now that Apple makes almost all of their computers no longer user upgradable for such storage, I usually buy the minimum system storage to save money and rely on various external storage options for better control.
For now, my Mac Studio just has a single Thunderbolt 3 external 1TB SSD hard drive capturing 22 cameras. It works fairly well. However, I need more stored video in the queue before it is overwritten and thinking of stepping down to a USB-C 3.2 (5 Gb/s) to SATA III multi-bay RAID enclosure. Slower, yes, but still overkill for the purpose and more cost effective overall.
Anyhow, feel free to share you own experiences.
Peace, Dr. Z.