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Bob Zelin
Re: NAS set-up for video production advice
on May 22, 2018 at 9:11:50 pm

Hi -
I apologize for what will be a smart a** answer, but sorry - it's the truth -

1) you purchased a TVS-873 with 4 gigs of RAM, because it was cheap - you should have purchased the 8 gig model

2) I just explained - you purchased the wrong 10G card.
The QNAP LAN-10G1TA uses the horrible Tehuti 10G chip that is the same chip that Akitio uses (which is why Akitio thunderbolt adaptors are so slow). The NEW QNAP QXG-10G1T (this is a DIFFERENT MODEL from the LAN-10G1TA)
uses the NEW Aquantia 107 chip - the SAME 10G chip that is in the iMac Pro.
I see that this card is now available on Amazon -
https://www.amazon.com/QXG-10G1T-Single-port-Low-profile-pre-loaded-Full-he...

3) you have 8 4TB drives - are they in a static volume RAID 5 or RAID 6, or did you create the default Thick Volume ?

4) you say that you have the iMac Pro. Did you DISABLE SMB SIGNING - because if you don't, you get CRAPPY speeds.

you don't need to return anything. You need someone who knows how to set all this stuff up.
here is the QNAP TVS-873e
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/tvs-873e

If I referred to this as the TS-831X ( I don't believe I did) then I am an idiot.
the TS-831X is a totally useless product that is insanely slow. Many of these products "look" identical, and people buy them, because they seem cheaper. It's only from experience that you find out which models work well, and which models do not work well. The TS-831X - this model - -
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/ts-831x
will NEVER work well ( I know - I own one) - it's SLOW, and the WRITE speeds are always horrible. While it may be fine for accounting data, it is USELESS for a video editing application.

There is no miracle fix for the TS-831X. It's the wrong unit. The TVS-873e is a totally different unit.

Just like the TS-1685 and the TS-1635. The 35 is $1500 cheaper, and it is a useless piece of junk (except for a slow backup unit). The TS-1685 is a world class shared storage system that is SUPER FAST and can do 8K editing.
The extra $1500 makes a world of difference. But they both physically look the same. SO - how do I know all of this - EXPERIENCE. I ordered a TS-1635 for a client, and they were ready to kill me. Thank God the dealer took back the TS-1635.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
Rescue 1, Inc.
bobzelin@icloud.com


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