1. Each pod is a standalone HTTPS-connected storage unit with 45 hard drives in it. Nine SATA port expanders connect to 4 SATA controller cards on the mainboard. The system boots from a 46th hard drive into 64-bit debian. Drives are running RAID 6 and using the Journaled File System (JFS). Our first thought when reading this was about the heat generated by those drives. A custom case houses all of this hardware and includes 6 big fans to take care of the cooling. (via How a storage company builds their own - Hack a Day)

    Each pod is a standalone HTTPS-connected storage unit with 45 hard drives in it. Nine SATA port expanders connect to 4 SATA controller cards on the mainboard. The system boots from a 46th hard drive into 64-bit debian. Drives are running RAID 6 and using the Journaled File System (JFS). Our first thought when reading this was about the heat generated by those drives. A custom case houses all of this hardware and includes 6 big fans to take care of the cooling. (via How a storage company builds their own - Hack a Day)

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