BTW, since the TX-800P is via thunderbolt and supports daisy chain, I assume it's possible for any other native thunderbolt storage device?
Bob Zelin wrote:ok, more of my smart ** comments -
QNAP writes on one of my favorite QNAP products - the TVS-EC1680U
"Built-in 10GbE, up to 3,800+ MB/s throughput and 268,000+ IOPS for breakthrough performance"
My friend, you could not get 3800 MB/sec with 16 7200 RPM SATA drives if your life depended on it. This is the performance with SSD's.
And when this spec was written, I believe that 2TB and 4TB SSD's were not even available. So (at the time) when 1TB SSD's were $1000 each, exactly who is going to spend $16,000
for SSD's plus the cost of the TVS-EC1680U to do 4K editing ? No one, exactly - not for 16 TB of storage, when you can buy 10TB 7200 RPM SATA drives for $349 a piece.
THIS is called ADVERTISING and Marketing. The same marketing that "high end video companies" do, when they charge $40,000 - $80,000 for their 64 TB Shared storage systems, that do less than
a QNAP (or Synology). Many of the video dealers must make a $10,000 - $20,000 profit to be successful. The Chinese companies do not work this way.
And this is why 40 Gig Ethernet is a fantasy these days. If you put a Mellanox 40G card into a Win 10 PC (like an Asus Motherboard Win 10 PC) - you will get 2200 MB/sec bandwidth to a 40G Server (the
TVS-EC1680U from QNAP takes the Mellanox 40G card). So let's get this straight - you get 2200 MB/sec on your client because you have a 40G connection, but the TOTAL bandwidth of the QNAP with SSD's
is 3800 MB/sec. So you are going to build a system like for 2 users ? This is why 40G is so unrealistic today (unless you have 200 1G clients, and the 40G is your backplane for a bunch of stacked switches).
And Please let me be clear - on the RED Camera website - http://www.red.com/tools/recording-time
the new 8K RED Monstro 8K full format at 24p at 8:1 compression is 162 MB/sec. So why is 600 - 800 MB/sec with a normal 10G card not good enough? (your 350 MB/sec is WRITE speed - not READ speed, which is more than
twice this number).
Bottom line - the QNAP product line is PERFECT for HD, 4K, 6K AND 8K video editing of RED and Arri files (and everything else).
ps - and for the record, I have been installing QNAP systems since May 2015, and in the couple of hundred systems I have installed, I have NEVER seen a QNAP die (drives fail, but not the QNAP).