67TB RAID6 storage in 4U server for $7867
An interesting blog entry was published at BackBlaze, where they describe, how they created a custom storage solution for 1/10th the price of similar commercial solutions.
A little excerpt from the specification
- 45 1500 GB hard drives
- 9 SATA port multiplier backplanes
- 4 SATA controller cards
- 1 Intel mainboard and processor
- 4 GB RAM
- 2 ATX power supplies
The full blog entry can be read at the BackBlaze Blog
Of course, to gather the full picture: this hardware is designed for a backup service and not for e.g. serving databases.