Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Got Disk?

I'm gonna geek-out about some computers, so please bear with me.

Some servers were delivered to work the other day... two Dell PowerVault MD1000s "tethered" to two Dell PowerVault NF600s. We're using one of these as a disk target for our backup systems and the other as an offsite mirror.

What does this add up to? Well, take a look at the pictures and follow along with me:
  • NF600 - fully populated with eight 1Tb
  • MD1000 - fully populated with fifteen 1Tb drives
  • That subtotals - 23Tb
  • Multiply that times two, since we got a matched pair - that's a whopping 46Tb
Now I know some of you may have more disk space in your server room(s), but this is a step up for me and my crew.