[CentOS] 8-15 TB storage: any recommendations?

Chan Chung Hang Christopher christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Fri Jan 8 13:50:25 UTC 2010

> " Maximum 3.5" hot-swap drives density 36x (24 front + 12 rear) HDD bays"
> http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/4U/847/SC847A-R1400.cfm
> Did anybody else think "WTF?" when you saw that picture?
> I have seen crazy stuff, but that one is pretty high-up on the list....
> Doesn't that make cooling problematic?

And what do you think of the arrangement of the 48 disks in a thumper?

Anyway, you can have cooling problems even with 2U cases and just six 
disks if you have faulty fans so I do not really see a problem with the 
Supermicro case. You just need working fans.

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