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About chrisprice12

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  1. Yes server 2019. I'll look into that - I didn't realise there was another way of doing it. Yeah so I ended up purchasing an LSI 9271-8i which I found cheap. Dedicated RAID card with 1gb cache. Optional BBU to add however, so as soon as my budget comes in, I'll grab one of those straight away. My Windows doesn't crash much, just my poor attempt at a joke. I did take a look at Storage Spaces, however setting up a RAID 10 didn't seem to be an easy task. Thanks for your help on this!
  2. Ahh ok I didn't think of it like that. Could always go for 6x2tb then. I won't be working with RAW, prores 422. Will be offloading completed projects too, so I'm hoping 6tb should be OK. Thanks for the advice!
  3. Thanks for the reply. The office doesn't support 10gb, but I am using NIC teaming with Meraki switches to create a 3gb connection. I went for Seagate IronWolfs in the end as what I had read is that it would be (mostly) only seek times that were affected. Now another dilemma I ran into...I had planned to go mobo RAID, however on further research, people recommend software RAID over mobo. In my eyes, mobo would be better, as if Windows decides to crash (as it often does) it will take any writes with it. At the end of all of this, I'm now looking for a RAID controller just to do it right. Any brands I should stay away from? Things to look out for? Thanks, Chris
  4. Hi all, I'm looking to get different people's opinions on this topic. I'll jump right in, here is my dilemma, with some context: I'm looking to expand my storage following a business startup. I'm quickly running out of storage for video files and need to build a NAS. I understand you can buy pre-built, but it's cheaper to go with the former. I am looking to RAID (thinking RAID 10, for speed and redundancy, but I'm open to suggestions) my setup, along with backups. I primarily intend to be working with 1080p, however as 4K is very close to being easily accessible, it won't be long before I upgrade my equipment. Now, the question. 5400RPM, 5900RPM or 7200RPM. Will 7200RPM offer much of a benefit over 5900RPM when working with video on a RAIDed NAS? For arguments sake, take network speed out of the question for now. My problem: I'm after 4x3TB ideally, as a RAID 10 would give me 6TB. Plenty. WD no longer sell Red Pro 3TB drives with 7200RPM, neither do Seagate with their IronWolf Pro's, forcing me to go for the 4TB (which I cannot afford) or 2TB (which wouldn't provide enough storage). This provides me with the only option to go for Seagate IronWolf's, at 5900RPM. Hence my dilemma. I'm on a strict budget of £575. How would this stack up? Anyone got any suggestions on way's to improve this? Different RAID? I'm up for a discussion. Thanks for all your help in advance. Chris Edit: I'm looking to ideally edit directly from this NAS, not store and retrieve when I need. I suppose I could add a scratch disk to it using an SSD and move footage around, but that's a pain.
  5. I appreciate that info, really helpful. How do you find RAID 6 in terms of speed? I was after both decent speeds and redundancy, thus why I chose RAID 10. You can lose any one drive in RAID 10 though can't you? I'll most likely be using four 3tb WD Red drives, which would give me 12tb, with a RAID 10, 6tb. Just to lead on to another question - I was also looking at the Red Pro's, that is 7200rpm. Does this make a huge difference in a RAID array? Is it worth sticking the extra money upfront for the drives? Thanks for your help!
  6. Wow, that was really helpful. Thanks for the video. Just another question though, you can have a RAID array and still have a standard disk connected outside of the RAID can't you?
  7. That's quite helpful, thanks!
  8. Thanks for the information. Everyone seems to be going on about LSI, is this the best company for RAID cards? I'm glad you mentioned that, I would have been getting a 4 port SAS just to compensate for 4 SATA drives Yeah I was going to grab a rack mountable chassis. Do you think its worth it then? I would probably be doing something similar to you - I was thinking RAID 10 but not so sure after some thought. Wasn't going to be a massive thing. Just wanted to make sure I was doing it properly instead of cheaping out now, and realising I should probably get one later down the line. Cheers for the help
  9. I see what you mean, thanks for your help!
  10. Sorry, I meant drives you don't intend to be part of the RAID. How do you hook up SATA to SAS? Does the connector interchange? Thanks for the advice, really helpful.
  11. What about say RAID 10, just for example? Is it worth always getting a RAID card or only if you plan on using elegant RAID solutions? That makes sense! So you set the boot priority to the card, and then you can configure it from there when it loads itself up? Ok, so to add another question...software RAID vs mobo RAID? Thanks for your help!
  12. Hey, I was just wondering if someone could tell me the benefits of using a RAID card over the motherboard RAID. I'm building a server and plan on using RAID. Also, how do you configure a RAID array with a card? Is it software based? Or do you still do it in the UEFI as normal? How do they work? I'm assuming its a PCI(e) card which has so many SATA ports available, and you connect your drives to that. Do you connect any non-RAID drives to it? Can you monitor SMART status with a RAID card? I also heard that if you make use of a RAID card you can take that RAID array anywhere, provided you have the drives as well. Is this true? Thanks for any info, just looking to increase my knowledge further first. Chris
  13. Hm, I may do, but I do have a music system for that. If its good then yeah I will, depends really.
  14. Its called interlacing. Are you are watching your footage back on VLC? If you are, then click video in the menu > deinterlace > on. Interlacing is the process of bleeding the individual frames together, you can get either progressive footage, or interlaced footage. Thats what the letter stands for after the resolution of a video. 1080*p* or 1080*i*. Progressive video shows one frame after another, whereas interlaced footage shows half of each frame blended together within these lines, which shows up within movement in the shot. This video explains it pretty well: Hope I helped! Chris