Struggling power-down array systems vendor Copan has raised another $3m; it wanted another $6.2m according to a techrockies report of a company filing in Colorado. To recap: Copan is a start-up which sells Massive Array of Idle Disks (MAID) technology storage arrays, in which three-quarters of the drives are powered down, thus …
Still don't get it...
Ok...it takes 7 watts to keep the one of Copan's 3.5" disks spinning. But it only takes 0.8w to keep a laptop disk (including the new 1TB laptop disks) spinning.
What sense does it make to pay for MAID to managing spinning-disk related power consumption when all you have to do is substitute laptop disks and achieve far greater power savings — and never have to spin down?
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