48 bay hotswap chassis

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  1. coolrunnings82

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    Problem there is 2.5" HDD's max at 1TB last I checked. Chenbro has had 50-bay cases for 3.5" disks for a few years now but they're simply impractical for various reasons, the biggest being it requires multiple people to move and handle it. There are actually 2 or 3 cases off the top of my head that will do 72 x 3.5" drives in 4U.
     
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    Holy cow! 72 drives? Can you imagine the weight of that? You'd need a forklift! You're right though, 1tb isn't that great for space... That said, that many SSDs and you'd have a wicked fast box! Probably couldn't find other hardware to keep up with that much bandwidth too easy.
     
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    Doesn't Supermicro JBOD do 88x 2.5" drives. Interestingly enough, they do not have a 48 drive competitor to this Chenbro unit that I am aware of.
     
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    Agreed. 2.5" is not first choice for massive storage (i.e. storage density). Maybe IOPS density would be a better descriptor, as these configs surely raise the ceiling on IOPS.

    peace,
     
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    45x 3.5" any good ?
    Thats only 180TB (sigh)
     
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    I would have to think that vibration would pretty much destroy the performance of any array with that many drives spinning side by side. Now SSDs...

     
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    60 bay 3.5"

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    84 bay in a 5u
     
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