FCP.CO’s IBC Thunderbolt Roundup

September 25, 2014 Tags:
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If you haven’t seen this article over on, check this out:

The most interesting piece of gear there is the G-Speed Studio XL:

Up to 64 TB in an 8 bay thunderbolt 2 enclosure topping out at $7k for that 64 TB model. Ridiculous. Times have officially changed.

Daisy chain a few of these together and it’s just mind blowing how much storage that is for the price. Now, here’s the million dollar question that I know I’m going to start looking into… with the new data model in FCPX, hard links, and the consolidate media feature… with Yosemite coming, is Thunderbolt Bridging going to finally be safe and practical for a small workgroup?

If it is… well, things just got really interesting. More to come on all this. BTW, if anyone out there is reliably using Thunderbolt Bridging in your day to day editing workflow… can I talk to you ? Email me at Would love to hear what your experience has been.

Bottom line is that I think Networked storage is headed for a major shift… just a question of how long it’s going to take. The size and speed of some of these Thunderbolt 2 boxes is pretty staggering.


Sam Mestman

Sam Mestman, FCPWORKS.

This blog post contains the personal musings of FCPWORKS’ Workflow Architect, Sam Mestman. Sam’s also a regular writer for and MovieMaker Magazine, teaches post workflow at RED’s REDucation classes, and is the founder and CEO of We Make Movies, a film collective in Los Angeles and Toronto which is dedicated to making the movie industry not suck. If you’ve got any FCP X questions or need some help putting together a system, drop him an email at and you can follow him on Facebook or Twitter at @FCPWORKS.


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