Adding to Josh's advice, Mount Path configuration and volume sizing is definitely important to determine the maximum amount of writers.
From an infrastructure point-of-view, it is also important depending on the following:
- SAN Based Storage (FC or ISCSI) ->
- if it is FC the bandwidth allocation over the Fabric might not be of concern as in most cases it won't be over saturated
- if it is ISCSI, this will be utilizing network, so you will need to be mindful of the network bandwidth and ensure it doesnt impact other operations within th environemt
- NAS (pure network) ->
- same as ISCSI, this will be utilizitng network, so you will need to be mindful of the network bandwidth and ensure it doesnt impact other operations within th environemt
- ScaleOut Node ->
- Scaleout Storage, which distributes data at Node level could have potential Node level CPU utilization consideration, so running with maximum streams might not be appropriate.
The above are some high-level consideration that will depend on the environment setup and will be a key area, when managing Disk Library and utilization.
Hopefully that helps