DirectSHARE Is Our Bespoke Series Of Cost Effective, Powerful & Versatile Apple Mac Based Shared Storage Workflow Stations.

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What Is DirectSHARE?

DirectSHARE Uses “Best In Class” Components To Transform A PCIe or Thunderbolt Apple Mac (New or Used) Into A Powerful & Scalable, Multi-Function Shared Storage Workflow Station.

1) Expert System Design, Build & Support

Directshare Is Not A “One Size Fits All” Solution.
We Take Pride In DesignIng Configured & Well Considered Shared Storage Solutions Using “Best-In-Class” Technology & Components.

2) Apple Mac File-Server

A Qualified Apple Mac Computer Configured As A File Server.

Very Often This Is An Existing Older, Decommissioned Mac No Longer Serving As A Workstation Or Edit Station.

3) Fast & Reliable RAID Storage

Appropriate Storage Offering Necessary Speed & Capacity To Handle All The Workflow Requirements Of The Connected Users / Workstations.

4) Dedicated Network Ports

Direct Networking Between The Mac Server & Each Connected Workstation Configured To Satisfy Each User’s Bandwidth Demands.

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Centralise Your Digital Assets with DirectSHARE

IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY & WORKFLOW!

DirectSHARE is Highly Configurable & Scalable.

Perfect for Small Production Team Collaboration & Workflow.

DirectSHARE Workflow Station Examples

DirectSHARE 4-Seat PCIe Mac Pro Tower Workflow Station
(4 x 10GbE | 96.0 TB)

Turn an existing Apple Mac Pro Tower into a Powerful Shared Storage Workflow Server.
(not supplied – please call for tech specs / recommended requirements etc).

Package Includes:

1 x Areca ARC-4038-12E – 96.0 TB Enterprise 12Gb SAS JBOD Enclosure.
(12 x 8.0 TB Enterprise Level Drives Fitted).

1 x 8-External Port, Dual Core SAS/SATA PCIe3.0 x8 RAID Adapter Card.

2 x Dual 10GbE 10Base-T PCIe Ethernet Cards (4 x 10GbE Ports In Total).

1 x 12Gb SAS miniSAS Cable.
4 x CAT6a Ethernet Cables (up to 10m).

Free Telephone Installation and Unlimited Off-Site Technical Support
Delivery to UK Mainland

Package Price to Buy : £ 4,895.00 ex VAT | £ 5,874.00 inc VAT

Please Call For Availability & To Order.

nb: this is just an example solution.  Please call so we can design a bespoke solution just for your needs.  

DirectSHARE 4-Seat Thunderbolt 3 Mac Mini Workflow Station
(4 x 10GbE | 96.0 TB)

Turn an existing 2018 Thunderbolt 3 Apple Mac mini into a Powerful Shared Storage Workflow Server.
(not supplied – please call for tech specs / recommended requirements etc).

Package Includes:

1 x Areca ARC-8050T3-12E – 96.0 TB Enterprise Thunderbolt 3 RAID Array.
12-Bay Thunderbolt 3 to 12Gb/s SAS RAID Storage with Display Port (12 x 8.0 TB Enterprise Level Drives Fitted).

1 x 3-slot Thunderbolt 3 PCIe Expansion Chassis with
2 x Dual 10GbE 10Base-T PCIe Ethernet Cards (4 x 10GbE Ports In Total) Fitted.

2 x Thunderbolt 3 Cables.
5 x CAT6a Ethernet Cables (up to 10m).

Free Telephone Installation and Unlimited Off-Site Technical Support
Delivery to UK Mainland

Package Price to Buy : £ 5,295.00 ex VAT | £ 6,354.00 inc VAT

Please Call For Availability & To Order.

nb: this is just an example solution.  Please call so we can design a bespoke solution just for your needs.  

Remember To Add A 10GbE Port To Each Of Your Connecting WorkStations:

Let’s Design A DirectSHARE Shared Storage Workflow Station

    DirectSHAREFAQ

    • Directly connect your workstations via GbE and/or 10GbE & enjoy having dedicated bandwidth with easy sharing maintenance & management.
    • Ideal for Video & Creatives Editors using Adobe Creative Cloud, Apple FCP-7, FCP-X & General Office Work.
    • Fast enough to easily work via GbE with compressed HD media files such as Apple ProRes HQ, Sony HDCAM & ever increasing Photoshop & Graphic files sizes etc.
    • Edit Uncompressed HD, 2K or even 4K? Directly connecting via 10GbE can offer 300-600MB/sec!
    • Use standard Mac OS-X for sharing up to 10 workstations, Mac OS-X Server for sharing 10+.
    • We’ll do all the configuration and settings.  Just Plug-in & Share.

    Let us know the data rates or typical file sizes you will be working with and we’ll be delighted to configure a system designed for your individual needs.

    Let’s Design Your Perfect DirectSHARE Shared Storage Solution.

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