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  • Mon, Aug 26 2019 3:57 AM

    • Kenny
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    Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    I am about to start my first 4K project  and one of my hard drive crash on raid 0 system. I was able to get older projects off of it "lucky" Media was backup anyway. So I began Transcode my 4K footage from my Drobo to my 500GB SSD media drive DNXHR SQ and the driver wasn't big enough. I have order a 1TB SSD but if change my RockStor to a Raid 5 will it be fast enough for 4K? I would like to here from others here or suggestions what you use as a media drive for 4K DNXHR.

    OS Windows 10
    CPU AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 3.70 GHz
    Memory 32 gb
    Hard drives
    C: SSD OS and Programs
    E: Media SSD 500GB
    F: 2 TB Documents and other programs
    G: Drobo 6TB photos and videos
    H: SSD 500 gb Cache drive
    I: RocketStor Raid 0 1x4 TB (Crashed)

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  • Mon, Aug 26 2019 5:27 AM In reply to

    • DStone
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    A quick search for the RockStor shows RAID 5 may be unstable. There's also some discussion that it's not fast performing either. I suggest you do a search on the web and in the RockStor community pages for more information.

    DIY quad core I7-4790K, 32Gb, NVidia GTX 970 4GB, Win 10 Pro, MC(generally the latest or the one just before), MC 7.x [view my complete system specs]

    Dave S.

  • Wed, Aug 28 2019 5:55 PM In reply to

    • JDwidell
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    You’ll have to excuse me for being a bit off topic, but ”my curiosity took the better of me”. I see you are using a Ryzen platform for Media Composer. How is that working for you? All I have found was older posts stating that ryzen + MC didn’t work that well...

     

    Best regards

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  • Thu, Aug 29 2019 10:04 AM In reply to

    • CeeBee
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    I would use SSDs - there are some for 800€ for 8TB - this should be better than every raid solution.
    But i also cut 4k DNXHR SQ via normal external seagate drives (8TB) connected over USB 3. To make them faster I dismantel them and put then inside the PC. Great cheep solution.
    So it depends - but i would not go for a Raid.

    Best C.

  • Mon, Sep 2 2019 2:58 PM In reply to

    • Lukas Boeck
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    Depends on how much space you need.

     

    if a few terrabytes are enough: ssd, like others said.

    if you need 20 or 40 or more you'll want magnetic drives on a decent hardware controller.

    Broadcom or Areca would be the go-to brands.

    MC 2018.12.2 Cusom bulid Supermicro X9SRL-F, 32 Gig Ram, 3ware 9750 6x6TB Seagate EC Drives, LSI 9207 + LTO-6, Mojo DX, Artist Color, Flanders CM240, GTX... [view my complete system specs]
  • Fri, Sep 13 2019 3:11 AM In reply to

    • Kenny
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    Sorry to get back soooo late it works great no issue.  I just it used Thunderbolt but I have 10 gBt card connected to my NAS I am testing this out.

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  • Fri, Sep 13 2019 3:41 PM In reply to

    • Erik
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    Re: Need 4K storage suggestions Windows users

    I use fast 7200rpm 4TB Gdrives connected via USB 3. They work fine for 4k.

    Internally, I have several 2TB SSD drives as well.

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