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News Modder creates 90TB plywood server

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Lizard, 21 Oct 2010.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Let me be the first to say it: that's a lot of porn!
     
  3. NethLyn

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    Well that's one way to test WD's reliability but I can barely fill the one terabyte at the minute...
     
  4. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    Though impressive, this is an act in inefficiency. You can get 50 drives into a 4U rack.
     
  5. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    I came here for this comment. I am not disappoint.
     
  6. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    God da**... it's alot of drives... What the hell is he going to save there? :D
     
  7. digitaldunc

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    I'd like to see throughput figures -- from the look of one of the pics he's using a dual NIC on one of the boards which suggests link aggregation but surely even two aggregated gigabit links would be saturated? That's a lot of wasted potential.
     
  8. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    So, a slow week in modding news. Some ruskie knocks together a few pieces of ply to create, wait for it... a box.
     
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  9. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    Blimey, just when I was starting to feel e-peen content with a 1TB primary (OS + Apps + games), 2GB secondary (DVD file server connected to TV) and a 2x2GB (offsite + local) backup...

    Struggling to think of why any one would need 90TB though? The only thing that springs to mind is video editing, although I do that at work with a 1TB local drive which is plenty before storing on our 1TB file server.
     
  10. antiHero

    antiHero ReliXmas time!

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    The link says 70TB :)

    Still a crazy amount of storage!
     
  11. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    told you that Skynet isn't a myth......
    Oh yeah... almost forgot...

    Can it play Crysis?
     
  12. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    damn thats a lot of pirating...
     
  13. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    With Mankz temporarily out of the picture, others are having to pick up the slack...

    I'd love to know what the power draw of that thing is - although I presume the vast majority of the drives will be spun down at any one time?
     
  14. ZERO <ibis>

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    He is going to use that many drives with only a raid 5, you would think maybe at least raid 6 would be a good idea given the number of drives....
     
  15. Fordy

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    45 x 2TB drives would be 90TB...

    Wheres the extra 6TB going? He really using 6TB for the system? Or is all that used up by redundancy or whatever when formatting a partition as big as 90TB?
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    My server is 4 TB of space and it's bursting at the seams at the moment ;)

    Parity data on a 90TB array would be pretty large - I'd say that's where the space is being used.
     
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  17. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    You were only saying what we were all thinking :hehe:

    Is there nothing the Russians won't make out of plywood???
     
  18. Fractal

    Fractal I Think Therefore I Mod

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    Yes they'd be saturated easily. My 6 drives in RAID 5 can saturate gigabit so many more would have no trouble. I'd say it's most likely he's limited by his internet connection speed though.
     
  19. jake9891

    jake9891 Loves Internet Shopping

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    maybe he's running his own bit torrent site....
     
  20. dark_avenger

    dark_avenger Well-Known Member

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    RAID5 on that many drives is a really bad idea especially when they are all the same brand/make. Should be running at least RAID6 with a hot spare.
     
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