An IS department in a major public university records the lectures for 10 of its classes for video streaming to its partner universities in India and China. Each twice-weekly lecture runs for 1.25 hours and a semester is 15 weeks long. A video streaming expert estimates that one minute of digital video requires 6.5 Mbytes using MPEG-4 and Apple's QuickTime software. What is MPEG-4? Calculate how much storage space will be required and recommend a storage device for the department.
|Classes||10 per week|
|Lecture length||1.25 hours per class|
|Lectures||2 per class per week|
|Video storage||6.5 Mbytes per minute|
RAID-1 because of the likely high number of reads compared to writes once the data are loaded.
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