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Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. They help customers maximise the value of these assets to achieve their goals, whether it’s top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations. With a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, Quantum enable customers to address their most demanding workflow challenges and opportunities.

StorNext 4K Architectures

StorNext 4K reference architectures are built on the world’s leading platform for high-performance media workflows. StorNext is designed specifically to optimize the ingest and retrieval of large files that require guaranteed performance.

This is particularly true with 4K video. StorNext’s built-in features and tunable parameters make it the only choice for the broad variety of formats and deployment requirements.

Proven Performance

When it comes to 4K workflows, no storage provider knows as much about high-resolution video performance requirements and the application ecosystem as Quantum. Unlike generic or IT-centric storage providers, Quantum extensively tests every level of the media production workflow—from disks, to arrays, to networks, to client operating systems, to applications. We understand the impact of these choices, and we have the largest network of ecosystem partners, so we know the entire workflow.

4K Format Resolution (WxH) Frame Rate (fps) Data Rates (MB/s) Storage Capacity (GB/hr)
UHD ProRes 422 HQ 3840 x 2160 30 111 400
60 221 796
UHD ProRes 4444 XQ 3840 x 2160 30 249 896
UHD (10-bit) 3840 x 2160 24 807 2,905
60 1990 7,164
4K Full App (10-bit) 4096 x 3112 24 1224 4,406

4K Testing Methodologies and Results

The term “4K” is used to cover a wide variety of resolutions, frame rates, compression schemes, bit depths and color characteristics. Understanding these differences and how they affect your storage infrastructure is crucial to deploying a system that will service your needs now and into the future. We can guide you to exactly the right configuration regardless of your requirements.

Xcellis-based StorNext 4K Reference Architectures

Workflow Storage Perfected for Your Requirements

StorNext 4K reference architectures leverage the power and reliability of the Xcellis Workflow Director and QXS storage arrays and are designed to be customized to the needs of each deployment. Ranging from entry-level systems designed to support a small workgroup to large-scale facility-level systems capable of scores of 4K streams across entire departments of users. Every reference architecture supports 4K playout and includes a scalability path to add performance and capacity as needed.

StorNext Base 4K

The perfect system for small workgroups working in compressed formats. Scales to support up to 15 streams of compressed and 2 streams of full-aperture 10-bit uncompressed 4K.

Stream Count by Format and Number of Arrays

Array Count and Drives ProRes 422 HQ 30FPS ProRes 4444 XQ 60FPS Full AP 10-bit 60FPS UHD 10-bit 60FPS Raw Capacity
1×12 6 3 N/A N/A 48
2×12 8 4 2 1 96
4×12 15 6 2 1 192

Note: All tests performed using RGB data with arrays 85% full. Raw drive capacity 4 TB.

Available Upgrades

Component Base Config Upgrade Options
Disk Drive Capacity 400GB 800GB
1.6TB
Array Count 24 Disks 48 Disks*
Metadata Storage Dedicated
12 x 900GB HDD
12 x 400GB SSD
12 x 800GB SSD
Archive Tiering Included  

Note: Dedicated metadata storage required for StorNext Storage Manager automated archives.

StorNext High Capacity 4K

For groups that need additional capacity for primary storage. Scales to support up to 24 streams of compressed and up to 6 streams of full-aperture 10-bit uncompressed 4K.

Stream Count by Format and Number of Arrays

Array Count and Drives ProRes 422 HQ 30FPS ProRes 4444 XQ 60FPS Full AP 10-bit 60FPS UHD 10-bit 60FPS Raw Capacity
1×56 14 6 2 1 224
2×56 24 17 6 2 448

Note: All tests performed using RGB data with arrays 85% full. Raw drive capacity 4 TB.

Available Upgrades

Component Base Config Upgrade Options
Disk Drive Capacity 4TB 6TB
Metadata Storage Combined Dedicated*
12 x 900GB HDD
12 x 400GB SSD
12 x 800GB SSD
Archive Tiering N/A Optional

Note: Dedicated metadata storage required for StorNext Storage Manager automated archives.

StorNext Performance Disk 4K

The right starting point when higher stream counts and capacity are required with almost endless scalability. Scales to support up to 28 streams of compressed and up to 5 streams of full-aperture 10-bit uncompressed 4K.

Stream Count by Format and Number of Arrays

Array Count and Drives ProRes 422 HQ 30FPS ProRes 4444 XQ 60FPS Full AP 10-bit 60FPS UHD 10-bit 60FPS Raw Capacity
2×24 17 7 2 1 57.6
4×24 28 13 5 2 115.2

Note: All tests performed using RGB data with arrays 85% full. Raw drive capacity 1.2 TB.

Available Upgrades

Component Base Config Upgrade Options
Disk Drive Capacity 1.2TB 1.8TB
Array Count 24 Disks 48 Disks
Metadata Storage Dedicated
12 x 900GB HDD
12 x 400GB SSD
12 x 800GB SSD
Archive Tiering Included  

Note: Includes support for StorNext Storage Manager automated archives.

StorNext All Flash 4K

Maximum compressed stream counts and uncompressed support for high value content production. Scales to support up to 66 streams of compressed and up to 6 streams of full-aperture 10-bit uncompressed 4K.

Stream Count by Format and Number of Arrays

Array Count and Drives ProRes 422 HQ 30FPS ProRes 4444 XQ 60FPS Full AP 10-bit 60FPS UHD 10-bit 60FPS Raw Capacity
1×24 49 24 3 2 9.6TB
1×48 66 32 6 3 19.2TB

Note: All tests performed using RGB data with arrays 85% full. Raw drive capacity 400 GB.

Available Upgrades

Component Base Config Upgrade Options
Disk Drive Capacity 400GB 800GB
1.6TB
Array Count 24 Disks 48 Disks*
Metadata Storage Dedicated
12 x 900GB HDD
12 x 400GB SSD
12 x 800GB SSD
Archive Tiering Included  

Note: Includes support for StorNext Storage Manager automated archives.


Quantum Products

Quantum Scalar i3 Tape Library
Quantum Scalar i6 Tape Library
Quantum Scalar i40/i80
Quantum Scalar i500
Quantum Scalar i6000
StorNext G300 Gateway
StorNext Metadata Appliances
StorNext Q-Series Storage

Contact Us Today

Contact a QsmartStorage consultant now and discover how our innovative storage workflow solutions can work for your business from post production and 4K broadcast through to corporate video and cyber security.