File Geodatabase IOPS requirements on network storage server

Discussion created by jeffrey.vanetten on Feb 29, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 10, 2012 by keasterling
Was wondering if anyone has found out or tested network storage solutions for file geodatabases using ArcMap?  If so, do you know what the IOPS (number of I/O requests) per second are? :confused:

I am looking at specifying a new server for storing file geodatabases and the IT chap is asking about IOPS and the requirements so that he can scale the disk spindles, type of disk (SSD, SATA, etc) and RAID configuration for optimal usage.  There are no plans to use ArcGIS Server, so this is purely a file based read / write option.

If it helps, we use Spatial Analyst all the time (Viewshed, Contour and Map Algebra in particular).  I have read a few posts that talk about file read/write options as not being a bottleneck, but want to ensure that the server performs the best it can to avoid any future problems!

Thanks for your help or experience.  If anyone has any setups that they are using and enjoying that would be great to hear too! :)