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Best storage solution to store lots of video used for YouTube?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Cromulent, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

    Posts: 2,983

    I've just started a YouTube channel, and for each video, I end up with about 20GBs or so of footage that I have recorded from gameplay, and I need a decent place to store it all in-case I need to go back to it in the future.

    It needs to be pretty fast storage as I don't want long wait times when copying it back and forth. I guess my options are either an external hard drive or a NAS of some sort. 6TB plus of storage would be great.

    I think I have a spare USB 3.1 gen 2 port at the back of my computer if there are any drives that can keep up with that speed?

    Would you go for the more expensive NAS option or would you just go for a cheap external hard drive?
     
  2. seagate_surfer

    Seagate Rep

    Joined: Mar 31, 2017

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    Location: Cupertino, CA

    There is a new HDD out that may interest you and fulfill your needs. NAS is a good solid option.
     
  3. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Cambridge, UK

    20GB, you could back that up to a flash drive, 256GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive + back it up to Cloud somewhere.

    Or something like:

    https://www.sandisk.co.uk/home/ssd/extreme-900-ssd

    if you want faster/bigger.

    Once you move into the TBs then something like a Synology NAS (or a home built device if you're feeling adventurous), from your post it looks like your GB could become TB so you'll have to think about how much "pain" losing that data would cause, then you can figure out how much your willing to spend on "backing it up".

    The old adage of "never put your eggs in one basket" is king ;)
     
  4. Cromulent

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2007

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    Hmm. A Synology NAS might be the best option for me. I'm just a bit concerned that it would be slow to transfer data over the network.
     
  5. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    10BaseT (10GigE) point-to-point + SSDs in the NAS for stuff your currently working on, slow (relative) spinning discs for "archive" stuff.

    Again comes down to how much you're will to invest for your "use case".
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  6. Kurgen

    Wise Guy

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    dont you mean 1000base-t at least.. 10base is only 10mb and most internet is faster than that
     
  7. bloodiedathame

    Soldato

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    If you want speed get a 1TB Samsung T5 or something. If you want storage just get a 7200rpm drive with USB 3. It'll probably be plenty fast enough for editing off.
     
  8. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

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    I meant 10GBASE-T but I did put (10GigE) in brackets but yes you're right I made a typo.
     
  9. Kurgen

    Wise Guy

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    yeah i knew you did, i was just being a smart arse .. ive got to get some 10GigE installed for an Editing Suite, that should be pretty rapid. i assume its handy for moving 1080p or 4K video back and forth
     
  10. andy_mk3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 5, 2009

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    Location: Lincolnshire

    A lot of this is going to come down to exactly how fast you want to move files. A 6TB drive will move files at a fair pace, probably 3-5 minutes to read 20GB off it, and will read just above gigabit speeds so you would be limited by a gigabit connection. If you want faster speeds then a RAID array, or very expensive SSD storage, which IMO is overkill, unless you plan to use the files directly off the storage archive to edit.