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Our company is planning to purchase a new storage and will purely handle video files. While considering performance of how the new storage handle high volume of videos files, what IOPS, disk read/write and latency should I looking at?
Our vendors keep selling a few models from market-leading brands, but I would need more detail which could help me to evaluate instead of just based on vendor's information. I'd be appreciated if someone could help.
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I like Synology devices and using Western Digital's Purple drives which are specifically made for and designed for video will give you the best experience.
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Thanks ScottCha! Could you please share more detail why it fits for handling video?
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Well Synology is just a good, stable product.  The purple drives are designed for video, like red are for NAS/SAN, Black are for high performance, etc.
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So you want to store big files! Video is just another file to a storage system. There was a time that there were AV versions of disks but most disks today fall into that category.

But what is important is how you want to access these files, are they just archives, or are they going to be used for editing or just play out? If it's editing it's about how many people will be doing this concurrently and if it's just plsyout it's then about concurrent streams and at what quality.

Depending on your usage requirements, extremely big slow disks may be suitable at one extreme and RAIDed SSD at the other?

So what kind of volume are we looking at, and what usage pattern?
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