> Six grand for what I would describe as eff all storage!
Anyone in the market for a Mac Pro will have redundant network / Thunderbolt storage, which the Mac can access at blistering speeds. The internal SSD is really just to buffer it. Why? Because 1, data on just one machine is vulnerable so it's not kept there, 2, the quantity of data they might need in a month could dwarf the amount of storage you could fit in to any desktop machine 3, if you don't need stupid IO speed for all data (archived) and so use spinning rust, you keep it in away from the workstation because it is noisy.
The value of hard disks from a day's video shoot is equivalent to the day's wage bill for all talent, extras, crew, transport, accomodation, insurance fees etc etc. Yeah, it gets very pricey very quickly. Storage redundancy is designed into every part of the workflow.