FORGOOD SOUND Creates Quality Soundtrack with QNAP and Seagate

FORGOOD SOUND uses the huge storage space of TS-1685 to save their works and make backups, and enhance file access and work efficiency with SSD cache.

The “Sound” Story behind a Movie

“Music brings us unparalleled sense of accomplishment in our work, just as QNAP TS-1685 brings us the best quality we trust.”

FORGOOD SOUND Creates Quality Soundtrack with TS-1685

Background

FORGOOD SOUND was founded in 2015 by pop music giant George Chen, with its focus on TV and film music post-production, live concerts and other associated business activities.

George Chen has also produced albums for Faith Yang, Cheer Chen, Karen Mok and Sandee Chen, and has been listed for many Golden Melody Awards. The soundtrack of the popular 2018 movie “Dear Ex” was made by FORGOOD SOUND in collaboration with the film producer. The movie has won five Taipei Film Festival awards and listed for eight Golden Horse Awards.

Besides movies, FORGOOD SOUND also produced soundtracks in movies such as the new VR movie “The Deserted” with Spatial Audio, TV series “Days We Stared at the Sun II”, “My Egg Boy” as well as many other popular music albums. FORGOOD SOUND hopes to provide different sound choices for Taiwanese films and enhance the production and quality of Taiwanese soundtracks with a new generation of music talents.

Challenges

FORGOOD SOUND often spent a lot of time exchanging files between studios, and the same process must be repeated 2-3 times a day, which greatly affected the overall work progress and quality. Due to massive file sizes in post-production, file transmission as well as file editing and access usually take a long time. If there are multiple projects going on at the same time, there will be delays among projects, and if temporary or urgent changes are needed, the problem becomes even worse. Therefore, FORGOOD SOUND hopes to find a data storage/backup/management solution that is not only fast in file transfer but also efficient in file access.

Solution

After a lot of research, FORGOOD SOUND decided to adopt the high-end QNAP TS-1685 NAS. The TS-1685 can be fitted with 12 3.5-inch hard drives and 4 2.5-inch hard drives/SSDs, and with a powerful Intel® Xeon® D processor, it becomes a high-performance, large-capacity, enterprise-grade NAS. The TS-1685 has three additional PCIe expansion slots for optional 10GbE / 40GbE NICs, PCIe NVMe SSDs and other applications.

The TS-1685 is highly secure and offers a full range of storage solutions for easy cross-platform sharing, disaster recovery, virtual application and intensive access. Coupled with Seagate IronWolf HDD and IronWolf 110 SSD designed for NAS, it provides superior performance and a very efficient and stable working environment for FORGOOD SOUND.

High-speed 10GbE transmission

The TS-1685 has two built-in 10GBASE-T network ports to solve the file exchange problems for FORGOOD SOUND. In addition to maintaining a stable workflow, it also ensures that ongoing projects are not affected. The TS-1685 also has 3 PCIe expansion slots so that it can flexibly expand the 10GbE/40GbE network in the future.

Efficient SSD cache

FORGOOD SOUND utilizes the SSD cache function of TS-1685. After files for post-production are stored in TS-1685, all colleagues can share the SSD cache for direct online editing to improve collaborative work efficiency. With flexible storage of Seagate IronWolf 110 SSD and automatic Qtier storage layers based on usage frequency, time-consuming workflow is now a thing of the past.

Easy and Convenient File Management

QTS, the operating system inside the TS-1685, has its File Station installed that allows all colleagues to centrally store data in internal public folders and use the convenient file sharing function to share all digital assets. Administrators can easily manage all files on the NAS and avoid time-consuming file uploading and security issues when cloud storage space is used.

Multiple and instant disaster recovery

The TS-1685 provides multiple file backup/restore/sync solutions, including data snapshots and HBS. In addition to backups, it can quickly restore the whole machine to a specific point in time without worrying about precious materials being infected with ransomware to ensure that important information is safe.

Seagate IronWolf massive storage

FORGOOD SOUND uses high-performance Seagate IronWolf 14TB NAS HDDs as well as the latest Seagate IronWolf 110 NAS SSDs, which improves overall performance and constantly monitors hard drive health with Seagate IronWolf Health Management (IHM) to provide appropriate precaution measures for ensuring system stability.

Results

FORGOOD SOUND uses the huge storage space of TS-1685 to save their works and make backups, and enhance file access and work efficiency with SSD cache. The TS-1685’s 10GbE network can quickly transfer files, so FORGOOD SOUND no longer needs to wait for the time-consuming file exchange operations. TS-1685’s versatile built-in software functions allow FORGOOD SOUND colleagues to easily retrieve internal resources at any time, and quickly and conveniently deliver completed files to customer for confirmation, while also properly backing up and saving data in multiple ways. Seagate IronWolf and IronWolf 110 high performance hard drives also free FORGOOD SOUND from any restraints in its creative activities.

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2019-05-21T06:04:26+00:00