I saw this thread on the Creative Cow and wanted to chime in.
A lot of video professionals choose QNAP because of their pricing and then there are the premium video storage vendors out there that are in a totally different price range all together which doesn't even make sense sometimes.
That said, I want to introduce the ProMAX MediaHub as another option. We designed this product to give customers the best of both worlds! You can still be in that entry level price range you get with QNAP but get that premium shared storage for video experience you get with the higher cost brands which includes:
- Feature Sets
- Video Specific Performance
- Support from a team that understands video production
You can also connect your existing Thunderbolt storage if you have it.
If you go to our build & price page you can configure a system that fits what you need. You can add an mLogic 8-bay enclosure to add storage and that will give you lots of performance and features that are specific for video. You're also working with a team that understands video and can't provide support that is professional video focused.
We have a little game that we like to recommend sometimes, email or chat our support team a question about codecs or video production and then do the same with QNAP, it will highlight the reality of what you can expect support wise.
If you decide to try this out feel free to share your experience with us! You can send your results to our marketing guy Matt.
Here is that link I promised earlier about video performance.