Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NAS or SAN? Part Two: When to use which for Video?

NAS or SAN? Part Two: When to use which for Video? | wolfcrow:
As we saw in Part One, a SAN is built for speed and reliability. To make the SAN behave like your hard drive, you’ll have to eliminate the middle man – the Operating System/File System. A SAN actually lets you reach and take what you want from a hard drive directly. The technical word for this is: having block-level access – the ability to read files directly in blocks (many at a time) to get the fastest data transfer possible.

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