Ryan Brown has a great blog post that walks you through his DIY RAID enclosure build. For $3288 he built a RAID5 box that delivers over 1100MB/s read and 1800MB/s write performance on his Windows system. Yes, it will work for Mac users as well. Ryan used (16) 1TB drives to build his RAID set, the effective space comes out to just under 14TB.

The price and performance look great. If you’ve got some time and are willing to DIY a little, this type of approach seems like a great solution for post-production. Check it out.