OMG, there are 40 to 50 LaCie Rugged in there...
I just have one LaCie.
And oh, my IKEA chair is the very same model as yours;)
Upstairs there are 14 Lacie Raid 5's, off site 210 something 3.5" drives and enclosures, under the workstation is 6 terabytes in Raid 0 for video editing.
With our retouchers there are 100 something drives.
When out of LA the 14 Raid 5's go online and I can access them through remote desktop.
But those Lacie Ruggeds, now that they come in 1 terabyte are a godsend. I'm slowly getting done with Raid 5's, as we just shoot to the drives, back them up, ship one to the retoucher, keep two on site and one off site.
They're tiny, self powered and so easy to plug and play.
I really do consider them to be the best invention for digital in 5 years and with all I have bought and use only two ever stopped working. One because it looked like TSA or someone in the air travel food chain bashed it and another because someone stepped on it (not me well maybe me, not sure).
I know a lot of people have issue with LaCie but I've been lucky with them with few issues. I start every video project with two Lacie 2 or 4 terabyte drives set to raid 0 that are syncronized for backup.
At the end of the project I copy everything over to a third drive for shipping to one of our other studios, or to carry if the project is still in progress.
I kind of have a rule. I don't buy any drives I can't find in a Mac Store or At Samys.
But to keep this on topic, raw file sizes are important. One thing about Phase I like is the ability to shoot a smaller raw, I think they call it IQ or IC or something, but it's fine unless your in very low light.
Compared to my previous leaf backs I could get twice the images on a drive which changed our set up considerably.
P.S. The funny thing is when I started shooting digital I did it early and in a way thought it was kind of like a fad.
I really believed in my heart and soul that someone would finally say, stop it, we want film, but it never happened and all of a sudden we had a hundred terabytes of data.
I didn't have a dam system, so I kind of built our own using a pdf that we updated. It grew to 9985 pages and on a slower powerbook took 20 minutes to search out a file name.
Obviously this wasn't going to work so now we have a system and can find anything quick, but I never once dreamed that I would have so much data. I don't think anyone thought so.
I've been fortunate I've never lost a job, only a few files when the new at the time 1ds2 would corrupt files.
The biggest scare I had was one saturday I was in our Dallas studio and for once in a long time didn't have a deadline. I set up the recliner and decided to lay on the patio and get some sun. I felt like I'd been given a weekend pass from Riker's Island when the phone went off and a client had to have a series of retouched files for Monday.
I went to our drives and found the job and the folders were empty. Went to the backup same thing. Went off site, same thing. My heart sank. I called our retoucher, made her go back into Manhattan and she did have the complete drive, this time with images. Turned out a digital tech I hired somehow during backup started dragging in folders, but they were empty and he over wrote the file folders.
Other than that no problems, yet.