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"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"



 
 
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Old October 5th 17, 06:30 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Lynn McGuire[_3_]
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"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-p...cloud-storage/

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply. Between
Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.

Lynn
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Old October 5th 17, 07:01 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Lynn McGuire[_3_]
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On 10/5/2017 12:30 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:
"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"
¬*¬* https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-p...cloud-storage/

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply.¬* Between
Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.

Lynn


I had not even heard of the new 12 TB drives. And I did not know that
the helium filled drives require less power.

Lynn

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Old October 5th 17, 08:14 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Percival P. Cassidy
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On 10/05/2017 02:01 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"
¬*¬*¬* https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-p...cloud-storage/

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply.¬* Between
Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.


I had not even heard of the new 12 TB drives.¬* And I did not know that
the helium filled drives require less power.


WD just announced 14TB drives.

Perce
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Old October 5th 17, 10:04 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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Lynn McGuire wrote:

Lynn McGuire wrote:

"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"
https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-p...cloud-storage/


I had not even heard of the new 12 TB drives. And I did not know that
the helium filled drives require less power.


Less air resistance (drag). Helium is lighter so turbulence incurs less
force to move (less mass for the turbulence). As I recall, helium
drives consume 23% less power, and they run about 4-5 C degrees cooler.
Unlike other drives that can breathe, helium drives must be sealed which
makes them submersible for liquid cooling so they're definitely not
affected by high humidity. Since they are sealed (cannot breathe),
wonder how their operating range is affected by pressure.


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Old October 5th 17, 10:12 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

Lynn McGuire wrote:

I had not even heard of the new 12 TB drives.* And I did not know that
the helium filled drives require less power.


WD just announced 14TB drives.


SeagateĘs new 60TB SSD is worldĘs largest
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016...st-hard-drive/
(short URL: http://tinyurl.com/h3l6nhw)
"Pricing isn't available" (Aug-11-206). Gee, I wonder why. Cha-ching.
6TB per chip? Uffda!
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Old October 5th 17, 10:25 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Lynn McGuire[_3_]
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On 10/5/2017 2:14 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
On 10/05/2017 02:01 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

"Yes, Backblaze Just Ordered 100 Petabytes of Hard Drives"
¬*¬*¬* https://www.backblaze.com/blog/400-p...cloud-storage/

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply.
Between Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.


I had not even heard of the new 12 TB drives.¬* And I did not know that
the helium filled drives require less power.


WD just announced 14TB drives.

Perce


To start shipping in 2018 ? 2020 ?

Backblaze is installing 12 TB drives now.

Lynn

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Old October 6th 17, 02:36 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Neill Massello[_3_]
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Lynn McGuire wrote:

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply. Between
Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.


Well, common folks can now get pretty cheap RAID boxes and fill them
with 3TB or 4TB drives that cost less per TB than the 8TB and larger
models.

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Old October 7th 17, 04:32 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
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On Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:30:13 -0500, Lynn McGuire
wrote:

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply.


No, you don't.

100PB = 10k of the 10TB drives.

10k drives is a very small percentage of those drives produced.
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Old October 9th 17, 07:54 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Percival P. Cassidy
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On 10/05/2017 09:36 PM, Neill Massello wrote:

Now I know why the 8 TB and 10 TB drives are in short supply. Between
Backblaze and the NSA, not many are left for us common folks.


Well, common folks can now get pretty cheap RAID boxes and fill them
with 3TB or 4TB drives that cost less per TB than the 8TB and larger
models.


More drives means more power consumption. When power consumption is
taken into account, the larger drives may work out cheaper over their
lifetime.

Perce

 




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