Today’s photographers and videographers are shooting stills and video at higher resolutions and quality than ever before. But, while this is great for the end result, the process of editing can often be fraught with difficulties.
Shoot 4K at 30fps S-Log and you’ll see your machine struggle, but is it the computer or the storage you’re using?
Running the BlackMagic Disk Speed Test is a great way to check the speed and ability of your storage. Check it out and see what you’re computer is able to edit at the moment.
If it’s lagging then this is where the Netstor NA611TB3 comes in. It’s designed as an external HD but with a difference. Rather than taking the usual style of optical or SSD hard drives this enclosure takes the latest NVMe M.2 drives and connects through Thunderbolt 3.
This is a powered drive so you’ll also need mains power rather than that delivered through Thunderbolt 3.
Obviously, as this is a Thunderbolt 3 drive the connection will also work with USB Type-C, although at a lesser speed.
This means that with the right NMVe drives installed you can get transfer speeds of up to 40gbs/4000mb/s.
That’s more than enough to cope with any video output from the latest DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras, in fact at those speeds, it’s more than enough to cope with almost any video output you wish to store.
As mentioned the Netstor NA611TB3 is an external hard drive enclosure, so on top of the device itself, you’ll also need to purchase the NVMe M.2 drives to install. The enclosure is compatible with 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 PCIe SSD, there’s a full list of compatibility for Mac and PC on the Netstor website.
Inside there are two slots for two NVMe M.2 drives and these can be configured in software as RAID 0 or RAID 1. RAID 0 is known as a striped drive and offers performance, while RAID 1 duplicates the content across both drives for additional security.
With all this speed there is one issue, heat. Here Netstor has ensured that the all-metal enclosure is well catered for with cooling fans to ensure everything runs smoothly.
If you’re editing 4K video then this compact NVMe enclosure is well worth a look.
For more detail check out https://www.netstor.com.tw/