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Bob Zelin
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
on Jun 9, 2018 at 9:18:00 pm

Hi Andrew -
you can get a nice 2017 iMac with thunderbolt 3 ports, and get the Sonnet eGFX box with the Vega 64 for $1299 right from Sonnet. And for your 10G port, you can just spend $177, and get the Sonnet Solo 10G which is a thunderbolt 3 to 10G adaptor. This will save you money on the iMac Pro. You will get 1000 MB/sec to the QNAP.

For the QNAP, the TVS-1282T is very nice, but for the same money, you can get the larger TS-1685, which can hold 12 drives instead of 8 drives, and yes, it's expandable and comes for free with the dual 10G ports.

I have found that the SSD's for Qtier or simple caching do absolutely nothing for video editing performance (for HD, 4K, 6K and 8K editing with Premiere, FCP X, Resolve, and Media Composer). Save your money. And the HGST NAS series drives or the WD RED drives (same product) work great, are super reliable, and cheaper than the Ultrastars.

I do these all the time.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
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