My sisters boyfriend edits a ton of gameplay for a video game streamer. He routinely has to edit a ton of 1 hour videos like 2 or 3 daily. Videos are 1920x1080p 60 fps. He is in the process of making an x99 build with the new 8 core cpu. He edits video off a 4TB HGST ultrastar 7200. Currently running an i7-980x x58 system. He wants to know if it will be fine to get something like a 1TB samsung 850 pro to edit his video off of or would it be better to wait for sata express drives at gen 2 pcie x2 10gbit or even a gen 3 x4 ultra m2 32gbit.
Basically he wants to know where the bottleneck is in video editing rendering encoding etc. With the 8 core haswell-e + a sata III samsung 850 pro will the bottleneck be with the processor or the SSD? Would getting a sata express SSD make the video editing any faster? If the bottleneck is the sata III SSD and moving to sata express does speed it up would that shift the bottleneck to the cpu then or would going for a gen 3 x4 ultra m2 ssd further increase the speed of editing? Or is the bottleneck always the cpu even with a hard drive? he plans on getting a hgst he6 6TB helium drive.
Basically what speed of drive does he need to maximize the speed of making his videos with an 8 core haswell-e? At what speed of storage does the bottleneck shift from storage speed to processing speed?
He asked me so I'm asking you guys.
Edited by Laststop, 31 August 2014 - 10:15 PM.