Best video editing solution for 8K editing

I love your videos and have been watching recently. I run a production company down in here in Melbourne, Australia and we’ve been meaning to severely upgrade our storage solution for many months now.

We’re after 24 bays, and at least 100-150TB useable storage. What would you recommend for us with these requirements? We also need it to work with Mac/PC (mostly Mac) for high-resolution video editing (R3D 8K files)

As in the subject, we’ve been looking at the QNAP TVS-EC2480U R2 24 Bay NAS, Xeon E3, 16GB – what do you think of this? Is there anything better we could get for the same price?

Our plan is to put Seagate IronWolf Pro 16TB in it, again, anything better for the price?

Thanks so much, and keep up the great work with the channel. Really do appreciate you offering free advice.

There are not many 24bay models in Qnap range, but it will be cheaper to get one rack rather then 1+expansion. Here are the options:
TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2  £6000
TS-2483XU-RP   £6400
TS-2477XU-RP  £4200
TVS-2472XU-RP  £3900
All of these models will deliver the same data transfer speeds. All of these are equipped with 10GbE ports. But I would focus more on the ones with more PCIe slots.
All of these can ensure smooth experience editing on two machines directly, but if you need more editors, you will either need to add more 10G cards or add 25GbE.
TVS-2472XU-RP-i5-8G would be the best choice if you plan on sharing your finished projects. This CPU feature transcoding engine which would be useful when streaming over the internet.
The best drives would be Ironwolf Pro drives. But have a look also on Exos drives, they are lately having a good deals on these. Exos drives are much more reliable choice. But if Pro drives are cheaper, its also fine.

I hope this helps.

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