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So I built an 80TB NAS (network attached storage) to edit videos with. Unlike direct attached storage options, using a NAS means other people in the office can edit from the same storage, can be accessed over the internet, and can easily be expanded (by upgrading to larger HDDs or daisy chain other NAS together). You also get the options for setting up RAID which provides some protection from data being lost to hard drive failures. And there's a whole lot more options to working with a NAS instead of a single attached drive, which i'll probably talk about at another time (or just leave me comments if you'd like to know why a NAS could be more beneficial to your workflow).

But in order to get the speeds needed for editing video, I upgraded the NIC to a 10Gb Ethernet card, and had to get a Thunderbolt 3 to 10Gb Ethernet adapter. This gives enough Read/Write speeds for editing video, and I have placed my NAS about 75 feet away using a CAT7 cable.

If you're thinking about building one for yourself, or have any questions for building out a NAS and the workflow for editing from one, leave some comments below. As for the specific Synology NAS I built, here's the basic parts you need.

Basic parts Available on Amazon:
Synology NAS: http://cheesycam.tv/DS1819
10GB Card: http://cheesycam.tv/10Gb
Hard Drives (I used): http://cheesycam.tv/10TBHD
Thunderbolt 3 to 10Gb: http://cheesycam.tv/OWC10Gb

Learn More Synology 8 Bay DS1819+ NAS via Amazon