The Next Evolution
of the Backblaze 4.0 Storage Pod
The Storinator™ is the next evolution of the Backblaze 4.0 storage pod. This direct-wired pod embodies a major design leap that enhances reliability and increases throughput. At the heart of the re-design is 2 Rocket 750 Host Bus Adaptors giving the pod 10 times the speed of previous storage designs. The Storinator™ is SATA II and SATA III compatible and comes with 2 Ball Bearing Sliding Rails (Watch video), ensuring the pod can now be racked smoothly inside a storage holder. An extended front plate is now standard on all Storinators, allowing you to bolt your unit to the rack for even greater stability.
What Is Direct-Wired Technology? By Direct-Wired, we mean a product re-design which replaces backplane technology with a streamlined process from drive to CPU. Replacing backplanes has reduced the number of internal components thus decreasing the chance of error and increasing the reliability of the pod. The new design also utilizes 2 Rocket 750 host bus adaptors, which enhances the pod's speed and versatility (10 times faster than previous designs). The Storinator clocks in at 2 GB/s, from drive array to memory with A 27700 burst for the drive throughput (60 mb/s x 45 drives). The re-design gives users a faster and more versatile storage system with increased throughput and enhanced reliability. 270TB of serious storage.
Utilizes a single, powerful Zippy PSL-6850 power supply; best value for large storage
Utilizes a single, 2+1 power supply, offering higher reliability with hot swapping, for mission critical, higher speed applications
Enclosure & Components
For the self-builder; a selection of enclosures and components