We present to you: 840 fine, upstanding young disks stuffed into a rack cabinet – DDN

Post by Chris Mellor (thank you) over at El Reg

4.95 PB in a standard data centre rack

For maximum big data density, you basically need a rack full of disk drives and little else, and DataDirect has moved in that direction by stuffing up to 840 disks into a standard rack cabinet.

The idea is that HPC and big data environments need as much capacity in a storage rack as they can get. DDN reckons it offers up to 40 per cent more capacity than its competitors in this area.

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