Discussion how many users can a gdrive support

gonesupergmx

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i have 15 users between friends, family, girls whgo ive managed to follow home. and when most are on the gdrive is struggling. are there any numbers as to what it can actually handle
 

randyjc

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Interesting, sorry for bumping your topic!
Kinda interested as well.
 

Admin9705

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you have to consider your location, network, what are they watching (4k) and tons of other variables. i ran a 25 stream test and it was fine, but made sure each file was an a standard 720p movie.
 

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you have to consider your location, network, what are they watching (4k) and tons of other variables. i ran a 25 stream test and it was fine, but made sure each file was an a standard 720p movie.
How did you run this test? Was it a local script?

I'd be very interested in something like that to benchmark servers and routing with 20-25 Mbps streams.
 

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Generally speaking it’s very unusual to see 50% utilisation of user count except national holidays or when IPTV is run on the same server. Unfortunately the test you suggest isn’t going to help - just because you can run 15 20-25mbit streams at home on a wired PC doesn’t mean that your users can run a single stream of that bit-rate, they may not have the WAN bandwidth, unless they are on the same ISP and same mode potentially as you they will have different routing/peering, you can’t allow for them using Wi-fi, or cousin Bob wanting to stream his 4K furry porn while Aunt Jinny wants to watch the latest episode of X-Factor from your server.

I seem to be saying this a lot recently, but just because you have ‘unlimited’ storage doesn’t mean you need to select the biggest media file with an audio format that non of your clients can support with obscene bit-rate that will always need transcoding.

If most of your remote clients won’t support 4K, don’t share a 4K library with them. If most will struggle to stream anything above 1080/8 then a 25mbit rip is a bad choice as it will need transcoding. 15 transcodes (if you actually get that level of utilisation i’d be surprised) need potentially 30k+ of CPU, that’s above a single 2990WX ThreadRipper.

The key to running an efficient server is proper curation, your server uplink has a limit, GDrive uplink per user has a limit, your servers transcoding abilities are limited (even P4000 users), your remote clients may be not be capable of 25mbit streams even from a local server either due to limitations (older Roku for example) or running on Wi-fi, the connection they have may not be idle, all of this should be considered, oh and tell cousin Bob that furry stuff isn’t healthy and he’s not playing with the kids soft toys or the pets anymore at Christmas.
 
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