Dot Hill has qualified Western Digital's 2TB drives and is going to launch a 24TB RAID array taking up just 2U of rack space. It reckons this will be the first generally-available such device. The drives are WD RE4-GP or green power drives, boasting 500GB/platter areal density, and Dot Hill says a 24TB tray of them is up to 60 …
Any word on the IOPS with the new TB drives?
Not very dense..
.. compared to SGI's 6120, which can fit 1.2PB in a single rack with 60 2TB drives per 4u (i.e. 120TB) - an increase by a factor of 5.
All well and good, BUT
our network admin can't stand the damn things and uses them for unimportant stuff. Netapp have proved far better in his experience...
And at around 2500 iops...
...this array is almost as fast as a dead cow in the swamp. Not to mention the extreme reliability of two dozen sata drives - they are so proud of them they will give you four years less waranty than on SAS drives if you use the drives only every fifth day (20% duty cycle).
Sorry, I don´t have enough money to afford cheap arrays.
Hellooooo 500disc bluray archive!
Now if only I could afford 500 blurays after buying the archive...
Wait a minute, you guys use these things for other stuff, too? Who'dathunk!
That's a lot of platters!