- Feb 6, 2014
It's a compromise that people make in order to decrease the dollars-to-TB ratio, and your data sounds like it's a lot more valuable to you than the "average internet user" who's simply hoarding terabytes of questionably-ethically-acquired media; so it's a compromise that you're less likely to take.Hmm, sounds like cutting corners to me which I prefer not to do. Plus, I'm building this as a media server to house raw video files and serve them to two DaVinci Resolve workstations and my understanding is that larger caches and higher spin rates will make a difference to us.
With the streaming workload, the larger caches could help with prefetching at the drive-level; spin rates will have more of an impact on seek times/random I/O latency - it won't hurt but might not necessarily provide a measurable improvement over 5400rpm. Make sure whatever you choose that you keep the drives well cooled.