Peter, thank you for the DAM book. You've done a great job putting it all together in an understandale and comprehensive fashion. BRAVO!
I'm not sure I understand the comments in another thread "JBOD reccomendations?" about SATA JBODs being difficult since no one manufactures complete units. Based on what I've read on the mac gurus sitehttp://www.macgurus.com/productpages/sata/hotswapsatakits.php
it seems as though the hot-swappable feature SATA drive boxes are not extrememly difficult to assemble. Is there something eles I'm missing that would make this not such a good choice? It seems worth the extra bucks when it comes time for backups.
Any thoughts on my idea to buy an 8 bay box with four 400 gig drives and expand from there as needed? I would be using Cat5e cableing. What switch would you reccomend, if any? Also, I have available one dual 450 G4, a dual 1.25 and a brand new still in the box G5 dual 2.4 plus a G3 350. Which machine will allow the network to function up to its potential without wasting resources? The plan is to use the G5 as a processing workstation and the other G4 as a second work station for printing, film scanning, etc.
Thanks, Chuck Savage