It's time to consider replacing my current system I built around a Core i7 2600K nearly 4 years ago. I'm pretty interested in the Scan 3XS Evolve NLE HD Plus here if anyone is interested, but with a GTX970 (it'll make no difference to Vegas by all accounts, but could be significant in Hit Film Pro 3)
Anyway, my question for you is really related to storage
I have numerous hard drives and run my existing system with:
SSD for OS & applications
Data Hard Drive (doubles as output drive for renders) also includes music libraries.
Video/Media hard drive
“Spare” hard drive.
The spare is in an ICY BOX trayless rack similar to http://www.scan.co.uk/products/icy-b...or-35-sata-hdd and I use it for copying footage to and from the PC and for making backups. I'm looking at a pile of 10 drives sitting idle outside my machine with copies and archives. I really ought to move a couple of them off site
I should perhaps add that this is not a dedicated NLE PC. I'd happily have a separate one for other stuff, but I don't have space for more screens (and I can't abide "remoting" onto clients' systems on a laptop)
However, I'm wondering whether I should move the bulk of my storage external - to say a NAS. I'd still like to be able to easily plug in hard drives (hot swap not necessary) so I can take backups on a regular basis.
Any thoughts? Recommendations?