data transfer rate or data storage, which is more important for video editing?

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      Hey all!

      I am a research associate for a technology incubator in <st1:place w:st=”on”><st1:city w:st=”on”>Austin</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st=”on”>TX</st1:state></st1:place>. I am now conducting the market research for one of our portfolio companies. This is a solid state drive storage manufacturer based in <st1:place w:st=”on”><st1:city w:st=”on”>Austin</st1:city>, <st1:state w:st=”on”>Texas</st1:state></st1:place>. It has the worlds most advanced data transfer technology and can accelerate the data transfer speed to as high as 2GB/s. With its cutting-edge data transfer technology, this company believes it is going to revolutionize the whole video editing experience.

      However, I have been struggling to understand what video editors really want. I am not sure whether higher data rate or larger data storage is more important to the users. The tehcnology is competely based on the SSD. And the high SSD price results in a high price for the storage device. I wonder whether users are willing to pay money just for a faster data transfer rate.

      What do you guys think about this?

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      Editors need both storage and speed.

      I can buy a 1TB hard drive and fill it with some 4K footage from RED, but it will be useless because the drive will not deliver the data fast enough to the CPU.

      On the other hand, SSD drives are fast, but they don’t hold much data, so they’re useless. I mean, the whole reason people get 8-bay RAIDs is for the speed AND storage capabilities. The editor needs both.

      There is no video format that requires fast transfer speeds, but doesn’t require a lot of storage. The whole reason it requires a lot of storage is because of the amount of data it’s trying to transfer…

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