Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 P67
CPU: Intel Core i3 3240 3.40GHz
Memory: G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600MHz RipjawsX
Power: Corsair HX750i
SATA Card: SYBA SI-PEX40071
Storage: 30GB Kingston SSD (Boot Drive)
10x 6TB WD Red (NASware 3.0) (No RAID)
Case: Antec Nineteen Hundred
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
I own a small production company which have a total of 8 staff members. We are planning to move to a new office and I have been building a storage server for the team to store all project files. We handle uncompressed 4K video files so a 30 second clip is around 10GB. I want to upgrade to 10GbE networking on the server side and provide each client computer with the full 1GbE bandwidth. Is this possible without having to purchase 10GbE cards for all 8 client computers? Do you think 1GbE is enough for the client computers or should each computer be upgraded to 10GbE? What performance benefits would each machine receive in terms of read and writes from WD Red HDDs? The drives themselves have a sequential read speed of 173 MB/s and write speeds of 165 MB/s.
I was thinking of purchasing the Intel X540-T2 NIC for the server. Do you think it's a good choice, it's really cheap on Generic Intel X540-T2, Intel X540 T2 10G Dual RJ45: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
I want to wire everything up with our existing Cat6A F/FTP cables. Also, is an i3 with 4GB DDR3 enough for what I am wanting to do with the server? Does memory speed matter much?