I’ve been asking my IT guys for a fast network storage solution to transfer 4k stereo projects to and from. It’s mainly for me and another person who are working with these large projects and right now we have to wait 2+ hours to transfer a 400-600 gig folder to or from our current server. I’d like to cut that time down to 1/5 what it is now. It’s also way too slow to work directly from the server. I’d like to get similar performance across a network to what I get with my local SSD - around 420 meg/sec or higher.
So my question is, who here is running 10Gb ethernet and what transfer rates are you getting when you copy your project folders full frames to or from your server?
Our IT guy says it’s not possible to saturate even a gigabit network with folders that have hundreds of 80 meg files because there’s so many files. Right now I get 90-120 meg/sec transfer rate on gigabit to a single 5400rpm 2TB hard drive - of which I always assumed the that drive was the bottleneck. I read reviews of 10Gb NAS’s that transfer 400-800 megs/sec in all sorts of file transfer benchmarks with large and small files - or even 2000+meg/sec with multiple 10Gb aggregation.
I don’t have any 10Gb equipment to test. I’ve been thinking all you need is a couple 10Gb network cards, a 10Gb capable switch, and a server with a big RAID array.