Straight up: Your post clearly indicates that you are rendering an uncompressed file and that relegates all your theoretical tech mumbo-jumbo to the trash can. Instead of obsessing over transfer speeds of data buses (which in your case even USB 3.0 couldn't reliably sustain for a multitude of reasons), read up on CoDecs, compression and output formats.
I have tried to use After Effects for the compression of files and then they won't play correctly on Amazon S3. So I have been rendering in .avi, then using Media Encoder to compress (mp4). Obviously requires a little more hard drive space, but functionality on the website is the main thing. Wish they would have advertised the hard drive as 2-500 GB drives instead of 1 TB. Wouldn't have messed around with this, but such is life.
Thanks for your time.
Some of the bigger videos will reach 600 GB before putting them into Media Encoder.
Looking for the cheapest/easiest solution to this problem.
In your case, don't render the lossless file. Instead, use Adobe Media Encoder directly with no intermediate render. Open AME, then add a file to be encoded. Navigate to the AE project, select the comp to be rendered, then select the AME preset to use.
I will definitely give that a try. I'm thinking that I tried that and it didn't work for some reason, but I've tried so many things that I have lost track. I'll definitely give it a go and let you know what comes of it.
I do appreciate your time.
Actually Dave, I remember why I had to stop doing that. With the single layer rendering of AME, it was taking 1-2 days to render each video. AE has the multi-layered rendering that allows files to be done much more quickly, then AME compresses them very fast.
Any recommendations on how to get around that?