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Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


I'm on the verge of signing the order for a HP x9720 in a 164TB configuration with three accelerators for online media archiving and small-time online viewing.

Anyone have an informed opinion on those? I haven't been able to find any independent comments since the system is still pretty new, and I'd like to know if I'm buying a piece of crap.

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Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


I would too. I've been using EVAs for the better part of a decade without any issue at all.

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


Pulled the trigger on a 162TB HP X9720. We're going to be mirroring 2x60GB blocks for online media streaming and taking regular backups of the rest. When WORM gets supported (around Q2 says HP) we'll take that over the mirror, but for now we'll make do. We made room for an extra rack next to it too, just in case we get exited and need another sooner than expected. :haw:

I'll post a trip report in a few months.

Edit: Those storage blocks are seriously compact!

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


Citizen Z posted:

You might hit up Crowley. I think he works at a TV station in some cold, glorious socialist utopia. There may be some industry specific software solutions for the sorting.

larchesdanrew poked me in a PM just now, but maybe I should just actually pay attention to this thread once in a while. :downs:

Crowley
Mar 13, 2003


FISHMANPET posted:

Well Crowley's here now so he can respond, but I think for bulk storage he just uses some homebuilt SuperMicro chasis stuffed with drives, right?

That's just emergency storage for the graphics department since the data use went far beyond the quadrupling of media data usage we expected when we went from SD to HD production. We're looking into getting something serious to take over the task.

For non-media file types we have a regular ol' HP EVA 4000, and for media archiving we use a HP X9720. Media projects that are currently being worked on is housed in the AVID ISIS.

Edit: I just filled the last disk slots in the Supermicro server last week. 46 TB total, and I'm already down to 15 TB free. :cry:

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