We're looking at upgrading our Xsan (and all of its clients to new Mac Pros) as it's a 5 year old install and locked to 10.6.8.
I know that some places are marketing "video workflow" optimized NAS solutions over 10 gig E as an alternative. I assume these boxes just use standard AFP and file level storage.
Does anyone have a comparison of using one of those vs. Xsan? Seems like a higher theoretical bandwidth vs 4 Gb fibre (at least that's what our current switch and cards can handle)... But how does Final Cut Pro X and/or Premiere work with a file level storage system vs. Xsan? I assumed that Xsan would offer maximum compatibility for collaborating on files but I'm not sure if any changes to Final Cut X or these newer NAS boxes mitigated any issues.