10 Gigabit Ethernet provides high speed connections for your entire network. Share your editing RAID to workstations at usable speeds for the most demanding data intensive work flows.
Suitable for all your high speed network access needs. Connecting your workstations to a storage server can save money, increase productivity by centralizing your data storage, and allow one step single location backups.
Our most common implementation is video editing shops where multiple workstations require high speed access to a media storage system. With upwards of 600 MB/sec. performance, even in mixed environments with PCIe, Thunderbolt Macs and PCs. Can be run side by side with current networks or you can consolidate everything into one 10G network, even mixed 10GE computers and Gigabit computers.
Consultation for setup and support services
MacGurus provides both in house and outside relationships with acknowledged expert consultants in choosing and setting up your storage, configuration and maintenance of your network. Consultants are there for you to maintain highest performance and provide continual support to ensure long term reliability. These services must be chosen based on your particular needs. To find out how this can help you, Contact us - email or phone - for an initial consultation to see what we can do to enhance your operations.
Thunderbolt or PCIe based Computers on one network
Whether your computers are Thunderbolt or PCIe equipped, we have a 10Gigabit adapter that will connect it. We carry the extraordinary Sonnet Twin 10GE adapter for Thunderbolt. Simply plug it into your Thunderbolt port and you have 10 Gig capabilities. The Sonnet Twin is an amazingly well built and reliable device. For PCIe computers there is no better adapter than the Myricom PCIe 10GE Network cards sold below. Both Sonnet and Myricom are the best of USA developers and bring the highest capabilities and support to our networks. In addition we offer the Netgear ProSAFE 12 port 10GE Switch. With lifetime warranty and easily managed configurations, this is THE switch of choice to satisfy the beastliest bandwidth needs across a network of workstations. With these 3 devices you can connect virtually any workstation and server to a 10G Network.
Screenshot at right is taken with AJA System Test running on a 2009 MacPro4,1 with a Myricom single port 10GB Ethernet card in slot 2 connected to a 2013 Macpro6,1 with a Sonnet Twin 10GE attached to a Thunderbolt port. Also connected to the Thunderbolt MacPro is an 8 drive SATA RAID. The ethernet connection is routed through the Netgear ProSAFE switch over very inexpensive Cat6e copper wire - not high $$ Fiber. As you can see,achieved performance of over 600 writes and near 800 reads. Simply amazing.
Personal notes: Beastly fast. In the past we had to use expensive Fiber Channel RAIDs to share storage at these kinds of speeds. With 10GE, even Red 4K footage can be edited on multiple computers at full speed off one reasonably fast RAID storage. The 10GE network, matched with either an Areca Thunderbolt RAID like the 8050T2, or massive fast PCIe Areca attached 12G iStoragePro RAID, either in a PCIe slot or inside a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion box. Big and bad, the best of all worlds. Of particular note is that configuring 10GE components can take some expertise. While simpler configurations may not require extensive configuring, in some cases it may save time and money to get hooked up with a consultants to do the set up......~Rick
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