Standalone DDP Series

Specifications Standalone DDP

The standalone DDP series consists of the DDP12D, DDP16D, DDP24D, DDP48D / DDP48DF base systems. The specifications and models are shown below.

DDP12D base systemDDP16D base systemDDP24D base systemDDP48D/DF base system
DDP12DDDP16D-bezelDDP24DDDP48D
ContentMB with dual 10GbE/RJ45, dual Xeon, 32GB, LSI raidcardMB with dual 10GbE/RJ45, dual Xeon, 32GB, LSI raidcardMB with dual 10GbE/RJ45, dual Xeon, 32GB, LSI raidcardMB with dual 10GbE/RJ45, dual Xeon, 32GB, 2x LSI raidcard
Maximum bandwidth2,5 GB/s2,5 GB/s (see remark)2,5 GB/s (see remark)DDP48D: 2,5 GB/s; DDP48DF: 6 GB/s
Available PCIe slots6665
SSD4 or SSD8 packsSSD4: up to 3. SSD8: up to 1; 1, 2 or 4TB sizeSSD4: up to 4. SSD8 up to 2; 1, 2, or 4TB sizeSSD4: up to 6. SSD8 up to 3; 1, 2, or 4TB sizeSSD4: up to 12. SSD8 up to 6; 1, 2, or 4TB size
HD4 or HD8 packsHD4: up to 3. HD8: up to 1; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB sizeHD4: up to 4 HD8: up to 2; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB sizeHD4: up to 6. HD8: up to 3; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB sizeHD4: up to 12. HD8: up to 6; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB size
Ethernet cards1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE1GbE, 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 100GbE
EX/RAID cardoptionaloptionaloptionaloptional
SAS/TAPE cardoptionaloptionaloptionaloptional
Other cardson requeston requeston requeston request
DDP dimensions43 x 68 x 8,8 cm/17 x 26.8 x 3.5 inch43 x 68 x 13,3 cm/17 x 26.8 x 5.2 inch43 x 68 x 17,7 cm/17 x 26.8 x 7.0 inch43 x 68 x 36 cm/17 x 26.8 x 14.2 inch
DDP power usage550W/redundant power supplies (two)800W/redundant power supplies (two)1200W/redundant power supplies (two)2400W/redundant power supplies (two)
Package dimensions59 x 88,5 x 38,8 cm/23.2 x 34.8 x 15.3 inch59 x 88,5 x 43,5 cm/23.2 x 34.8 x 17.1 inch64,5 x 68 x 41 cm/25.4 x 26.8 x 16.1 inch68 x 87 x 74 cm/26.8 x 34.3 x 29.1 inch
Package weight33,5 Kg/ 73.9 lbs/base system with rails and carton on pallet44 Kg/97 lbs /base system with rails and carton on pallet47 Kg /103.6 lbs /base system with rails and carton on pallet90/ Kg/198.4 lbs /base system with rails and carton on pallet
RemarkWhen used with 2 x SSD8 packs F version is recommend for 4 GB/sWhen used with 3 x SSD8 packs F version is needed for 6 GB/sDDP48DF uses very fast Xeon CPUs

*) The DDP base systems are modular Ethernet SAN Shared Storage Servers with the file system and metadata management build in.
**) The supported operating systems are OSX, Windows and Linux. In order to guarantee the highest performance, an iSCSI initiator and AVFS client driver must be installed on each desktop. For clients wishing to use DDP as an NAS, no drivers are required.

DDP Example Configurations

Some configured DDP examples are listed below. This is just to give an idea. DDPs can be configured almost any way imaginable.

DDP12D DDP16DDDP24DDDP48D
DDP12DDDP16DDDP24DDDP48D
Bandwidth1,2 GB/s2,5 GB/s2,5 GB/s 2,5 GB/s
SSD4 or SSD8 packs1 x SSD4 pack of 1TB, RAID 5 so 3TB usable1 x SSD8 pack of 1TB, RAID5 so 7TB usable1 x SSD8 pack of 1TB, RAID5 so 7TB usable1 x SSD8 pack of 2TB, RAID5 so 14TB usable
HD4 or HD8 packs1 x HD8 pack of 2TB, RAID5 so 14TB usable1 x HD8 pack of 8TB, RAID6 so 48TB usable2 x HD8 packs of 8TB, RAID6 so 96TB usable5 x HD8 packs of 14TB, RAID6 so 420TB usable
Ethernet cards-dual 10GbE/SFP+dual 25GbE/SFP+dual 40/100GbE/QSFP
DDP dimensions43 x 68 x 8,8 cm/17 x 26.8 x 3.5 inch43 x 68 x 13,3 cm/17 x 26.8 x 5.2 inch43 x 68 x 17,7 cm/17 x 26.8 x 7.0 inch43 x 68 x 36 cm/17 x 26.8 x 14.2 inch
DDP power usage550W/ two, redundant800W/ two, redundant1200W/ two, redundant2400W/ two, redundant
Package dimensions59 x 88,5 x 38,8 cm/23.2 x 34.8 x 15.3 inch59 x 88,5 x 43,5 cm/23.2 x 34.8 x 17.1 inch64,5 x 68 x 41 cm/25.4 x 26.8 x 16.1 inch68 x 87 x 74 cm/26.8 x 34.3 x 29.1 inch
Package weight33,5 Kg/ 73.9 lbs/carton on pallet44 Kg/97 lbs /carton on pallet47 Kg /103.6 lbs /carton on pallet90/ Kg/198.4 lbs /carton on pallet
Includessliding arms, bezel, spare HD, 2yrs HW/SW supportsliding arms, bezel, spare HD, 2yrs HW/SW supportsliding arms, bezel, spare HD, 2yrs HW/SW supportsliding arms, bezel, spare HD, 2yrs HW/SW support
RecommendedA configuration for audio studios. The bandwidth is good for 6700 tracks of audio. The 3TB cache can hold 115 hours of 100 tracks full audioA configuration for a post production facility doing mostly video and audio but when a client comes with a high bandwidth request does not want to say no.A configuration for a post production facility doing a mixture of video, audio and film. They want to keep much of the material on line on the spindle tiers.A configuration for a broadcaster or a larger post production house dealing with larger projects and lots of materials from many camera shoots. Their own or from third parties.

SSD8 pack of 1TB SSDs

Each of the examples is configured with an SSD pack as cache plus spindles as a larger storage pool. Having a DDP type cache is great for postproduction studios working for clients who may come up with different audio track count, video and film format requirements. No matter these requirement the total bandwidth given is always at your disposal. We tried to show this in the table.

This is because SSDs can be compared to memory. The preferred method here is that editors ingest, copy, play out and edit to and from the cache with file duplication automatically to the spindles. When a file is no longer in the cache it is taken from the spindles. Spindle performance is optimized as well. When two or more HD8 packs are installed files can be balanced between these packs partly averaging out the spindle seek time problem.

Video, Film or Audio Format
Streams on Reading
Number
of Streams
Hours per number
of Streams
4K, UHD, 3840x2160, 10 bit, 25 fr/s, 840 MB/s22
2K, uncompressed, 10 bit, 2048x1556, 24 fr/s, 320 MB/s46
4K, R3D, 40 MB/s5045
4K, Sony XAVC422, 10 bit, 30 MB/s6755
DNxHD220, 28 MB/s7055
ProRes HQ, 1080i60, 720p60, 1080p30, 28 MB/s7060
DNxHD185, 24 MB/s8370
ProRes HQ, 1080i50, 720p50, 1080p25, 24 MB/s8370
SD, uncompressed, 8 bit, 21 MB/s9590
DNxHD145, 18 MB/s111100
HDCAM, 20 MB/s100100
ProRes, 1080i60, 720p60, 1080p30, 18 MB/s111100
ProRes LT, 1080i60, 720p60, 1080p30, 13 MB/s154140
ProRes LT, 1080i50, 720p50, 1080p25, 11 MB/s180165
AVC-intra100, DVCProHD100, DV100, 12 MB/s167165
AVC-intra50, IMX50, AVCHD, DVCPro50, 6 MB/s333305
DV25, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, IMX30, MPEG30, 4 MB/s500460
MPEG2, OffLineRT, 1 MB/s20001800
Audio, 24 bit, 48 KHz, 100 tracks, 15 MB/s133115
Audio, 24 bit, 96 KHz, 100 tracks, 30 MB/s6750

The table only shows the SSD8 pack performance. Since both SSD’s and HD’s are accessed in parallel HD performance can be added to these values.

For situations with a lower then 1GB/s bandwidth requirement an SSD4 pack is sufficient.

Between 1 and 2GB/s an SSD8 pack is needed.

Beyond 2GB/s multiple SSD packs are required.

The pack capacity must be large enough so that the materials of active projects can fit in.

A cache is not the solution for everything. When a company plans to ingest much more data than the SSD capacity has available ingesting directly to the spindles would be a better choice. In that case caching can be from spindles to SSD.

In another situation the cache could be used only for audio or DPX with video predominantly using spindles.

Of course any other combination of SSD and HD packs and cards can be selected.

Such configured DDP tailored to the studio requirements can be used immediately. DDPs can be ordered partly populated so that additional HD and or SSD packs can be added later.

To find out which DDP would fulfill certain requirements just email us.

Values in the table are minimum values.

With SSD the number of streams of any format can be obtained by dividing 2000 (SSD bandwidth) by the bandwidth of your format.

For HD these values depend on audio, video and film formats used.

Single File System

No matter what storage configuration is chosen

Quota Management

Capacity is managed by quota

Increased Security

The DDP uses HTTPS and two factor authentication via the web interface

DDP EX Storage Arrays Specifications

When a DDP is full and additional capacity is needed or a DDP with only HD packs was ordered and now an SSD pack as cache is required a DDP16EX, DDP24EX, miniDDP24EX and DDP78EXR can be connected after installing an EX card in the DDP first.

See the table below for the specifications and options.

To setup a scale out cluster to increase bandwidth beyond 6 GB/s and capacity beyond 1 PB another DDP can be integrated as well.

DDP16EX base systemDDP24EX base systemminiDDP24EX base system
Connection type1 x SAS Expander 1 x SAS Expander1 x SAS Expander
SSD4 or SSD8 packsSSD4: up to 4. SSD8: up to 2; 1, 2 or 4TB sizeSSD4: up to 4. SSD8 up to 2; 1, 2, or 4TB sizeSSD4: up to 6. SSD8 up to 3; 1, 2, or 4TB size
HD4 or HD8 packsHD4: up to 4. HD8: up to 2; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB sizeHD4: up to 6 HD8: up to 3; 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14TB size
DDP dimensions43 x 53,4 x 31,2 cm/16.9 x 21 x 5.2 inch43 x 53,4 x 17,4 cm/16.9 x 21 x 6.9 inch43 x 53,4 x 8,8 cm/16.9 x 21 x 3.5 inch
DDP power usage549W/ two, redundant549W/ two, redundant549W/ two, redundant
Package dimensions59,6 x 78,5 x 44 cm/23.5 x 30.9 x 17.3 inch59 x 85.1 x 47.8 cm/23.2 x 33.5 x 18.8 inch59,5 x 78,5 x 37,8 cm/23.4 x 30.9 x 14.9 inch
Package weight29,8 Kg/ 65.7 lbs/base system with rails and carton on pallet34 Kg/ 75 lbs/base system with rails and carton on pallet23 Kg/ 50.7 lbs/base system with rails and carton on pallet
Remarkconnected to standalone DDP via EX card in the DDPconnected to standalone DDP via EX card in the DDPconnected to standalone DDP via EX card in the DDP