I talked with Dane Brehm, Digital Imaging technician from Cintegral Technologies (Annabelle Comes Home, Vice, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) at NAB 2019 about video production and workflow. Dane brought part of his rig, which included the OWC Akitio Enclosure, and Kingston NVMe storage.
During the conversation, we talked about not only how he manages his data, but also how he has to send encrypted data across the Internet. This means he needs a good storage solution that works fast.
That is what NVMe is for.
Non-Volitile Memory Express (NVMe) is different than SSD because it can read and write at the same time. This can cut down production time, as Brehm mentions:
Encryption is a big deal. We have to control data, we have to make sure that no one else can see it. And so what traditional drives we had an issue with encryption just not being fast enough, but interfacing it. But with NVMe and and really Kingston – both the consumer and the enterprise products – have that all built in. It makes it my work much easier much faster. We’re looking at somewhere about a 12 to 15 hours savings per week on like a 4k Netflix show.Dane R. Brehm
About the DC1000M from Kingston
Mark Noland shows us the DC1000M, a data center series drive with a whopping 3840GB. A 4 channel PCIe drive with 3GB read/right. 2.5 inch form factor, which can be used in a 2U server with multi-bay, or enclosures that can take the NVMe drive (such as the OWC AKitio). This offers 5x the performance of a SSD.
The DC1000M is due out in Q3, and prices will depend on storage price at the time. For more information, check out Kingston.com.