Archive for the ‘Chassis’ Category

Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

December 6th, 2009 No comments

Backblaze details how they build a 67 TB 4U storage server for less than $8,000. C0T0D0S0 then takes a look at some of the trade offs of the device against much more expensive systems.

2.5 *terabyte* hot-swap storage — for $730

May 10th, 2007 1 comment

George Ou over at has a blog post about adding a good chunk of storage to his computer. All that is needed to duplicate this is 3 free drive bays, 5 free SATA ports, and a power supply that can handle the extra 150 watts while the drives spin up.

Fast forward 15 years later, and I just bought 2.5 terabytes of hot-swappable SATA-300 storage for just under $730.

Categories: Chassis, Hard Drives, How-To

NAS too slow? Try DAS

March 16th, 2007 1 comment

SmallNetBuilder takes a look at the Norco DS-500, a five drive eSATA attached drive enclosure.

Categories: Benchmarks, Chassis, Reviews

Promise VTrak J300s Review

February 3rd, 2007 No comments

AnandTech reviews the Promise VTrak J300s SATA/SAS chassis. Up to four of these can be daisy chained to a nice SAS RAID card.

Categories: Chassis, Reviews