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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 …

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IOPS

Any word on the IOPS with the new TB drives?

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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.

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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...

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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).

TO-TAL-LY AM-AZ-ING!!!eleven!

Sorry, I don´t have enough money to afford cheap arrays.

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Woot!

Hellooooo 500disc bluray archive!

Now if only I could afford 500 blurays after buying the archive...

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Wait a minute, you guys use these things for other stuff, too? Who'dathunk!

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50GB/platter?

That's a lot of platters!

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