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post #11 of 64
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yeah these will be cheap! biggrin.gif
needs SLI connector for RAID

nice
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Looks like I'll be living on the street for a few years...At least I'll have a fast computer
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More expensive then a GTR, no thanks. The car is way faster and more fun.
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post #14 of 64
That PCIe card costs more than everything I've ever owned and ever will.

Assuming the $/TB is close to what the OCZ Z-Drive R4 CM88 3.2 TB PCI-E is selling for on NewEgg,
a 16TB Z-Drive would cost $100,000.00!
post #15 of 64
16TB on that thing? Shouldn't that be some kind of a record of most storage to fit within those dimensions??
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Fantastic!
What an energy saver!
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post #17 of 64
Crazy awesome! It's stuff like this that pushes advancement. Not practical for the everyday person, but I still appreciate it.
post #18 of 64
If you guys don't know already, this device is marketed towards large hosting companies and datacenters that need alot of these.

The energy saving on this is probably saving them a few thousand per year.
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If you guys don't know already, this device is marketed towards large hosting companies and datacenters that need alot of these.
The energy saving on this is probably saving them a few thousand per year.

Yup tongue.gif They will probably start paying for them selves within 2 years.
    
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If you guys don't know already, this device is marketed towards large hosting companies and datacenters that need alot of these.
The energy saving on this is probably saving them a few thousand per year.

16TB....

Using 1TB HDDs..... that would be 16 HDDs but they probably want RAID6 or RAID5 with hotspare so 18 HDDs.

Let's say 10w each HDD for 24/7/365 and 10w for RAID controller.

Power is at $.10 per KW*hr.

So.... $166

Then HVAC costs double that to about $320.

Then minus the cost of running the PCIe SSD.... so they are probably saving only around $250 a year.

Power savings is not the main reason to use this. The advantage is in the performance. A RAID of a 100 short-stroked HDDs cannot match the IOPs of this card.
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