Any concerns about serving videos from (and recording live streams to) a USB 3.0 enclosure? We are looking at this 20 TB one (7200 RPM, 4x128 MB cache) in a RAID 10 setup:
We currently run 2x1TB internal SATA drives (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache each) in a RAID 0 setup and they work fine for our low-traffic site, but they are 5 years old and we want more storage for archiving video. Just wondering about the implications of going external.
Both our live and VOD streaming have a pretty slow trickle of viewers (maybe 30 total at any given time), but we also like to use Wowza to record 4-16 simultaneous incoming live streams for backup during the day too.
Also, with a modest server CPU (2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7), is it worth getting more than 4 GB RAM? Or is the CPU going to be a bottleneck before memory anyway? We've run 4 GB fine in the past and we're not really looking to push performance, just targeting potentially worthwhile upgrades.
Finally, would an SSD boot drive be advantageous for Wowza in any way?