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  • has anyone heard of Rorke DATA?

    A video company is pushing me toward this company but i have never heard of them, has anyone els?

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    I'm familiar with their parent company, Bell Micro (Bell Microproducts, San Jose, CA., BELM on NASDAQ) and have done business with them for years. Bell Micro is a VAD, Value Added Distributor, specializing in servers, storage systems, computer components and peripherals. They've been around 20 years and are generally a good distributor to work with.

    I don't see they are taking the Rorke product line down to the reseller (CDW and the like) channel. How is this being marketed to you?

    On storage first look at how things spec out and then cost per GB. Look at how that compares to say, XServe RAID specs and cost per GB. Then start honing in on what the company offers, who's using it, how that fits in with what you do and the solutions you are looking for, etc.
    Last edited by Zwick; 03-08-2008, 02:30 AM.
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      I first heard of Rorke from a S.f Bay area reseller( i can tell you the name if you want later, or off line). They set up and install a lot of edit suits for some pretty high end companies. But i still am approaching them with caution when it comes to gear i am not familiar with. The two pieces they are pushing are NEC monitors and the Rorke Sidecar 3000N SATA II raid. The price is great, it is actually cheaper than comparable caldigit or Gtech drives. They are offering it at around 2550.00 for 3000GB. But i just realized that I think I want to go esata, right? So this is being sold to me as a great company, the drives are built like tanks and they are really sturdy and dependable, BUT then again they are being sold to me. I have done some research but there is not much info on the web. Any opinions would be great.

      side note- Esata Vs. SATA?

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        Originally posted by lesssismore View Post
        side note- Esata Vs. SATA?
        eSATA is external.

        SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_ATA
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          Here in the UK I used their SCSI disk arrays a lot with AMS Neve Audiofile systems. They are well made and reliable. Having said that there are many similar systems on the market and I personaly now use G-Tech drives for use with my FCP/2 and pro tools systems.
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