Storinator Direct-Wired (Version 4.0)
- 1 Welcome to the Technical Wiki for the Storinator Direct-Wired (Version 4.0) Pod
- 2 Table Of Contents
Welcome to the Technical Wiki for the Storinator Direct-Wired (Version 4.0) 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, ensuring the pod can now be racked smoothly inside a storage holder.
Direct-Wired 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 re-design gives users a faster and more versatile storage system with increased throughput and enhanced reliability. Up to 600 TB of serious storage.
Table Of Contents
- Identifying Drives using R750 cards
- Locating drives attached to LSI cards for Linux Distros
- How to Restore/Clone Boot Drives
- Setting up Remote Access
- ZFS RAID
- Tested/Compatible Parts
- How Do I rebuild a Failed Redundant Boot drive?
- How Do I rebuild drive that has failed and has been hot swapped with a new one in my storage array?
- How do I Hot Swap the Redundant Power Supply?
- What are the Dimensions and Weight of the Storage Pods?
- Wiring diagram for the power harness for the direct wired back planes?
- Are the Storage Drives Hot Swappable?
- How do I make RAID arrays in Windows server 2012?
- How do I use the LCD Display?
- How can I monitor my PSU statistics?
- Resizing zvol's in FreeNAS and Windows
- How do I find the Physical drive location while using the Adaptec RAID 81605Z card?
- How do I replace a failed drive with LSI 9280 cards?
- How can I grow my mdadm RAID and LVM?
- How do I update my LSI 9201 firmware in FreeNAS?
- Upgrading your Rocket750 FreeNAS Driver
- Accessing the HighPoint RAID Management GUI on Windows Server 2012
- Adding Disks to a ZFS Pool
- Replacing Disks in a ZFS Pool
- Installing Highpoint Drivers on FreeNAS
- Installing HighPoint WebGUI on FreeNAS 9.3
- Installing HighPoint WebGUI on FreeNAS 9.10
- Hard Drive Serial Numbers in FreeNAS Web utility
Destoryinator (Linux Mint)
- Installing NVIDIA Video Drivers on the Destroyinator
- Locking Out Boot Drive
- HotSwapping Drives During Drive Wiping
- How to Restore/Clone Boot Drive
- KillDisk Industrial Best Practice Guide
- Noise Measurements
- Vibration Studies
- Using Staggered Spin Up
- Storinator & 10Gbit Networking
- Start up Power Draw
- Installing FlexRAID
- Links to setting up a linux software RAID
- Growing your RAID size when you have less than 45 drives in your pod
- How do I integrate a APC UPS to the storage pod?
- How can I do out of band management?
- FreeNAS - Migrate to Redundant Boot Device
- FreeNAS - What is ZIL & L2ARC
- FreeNAS - Automated Configuration Back Up
- FreeNAS - Implementing Network Bonding
Troubleshooting & General Info
- Power Supply Specifications
- Why does it look like I'm missing three drives in the Highpoint WebGUI
- What to do if your on board NIC's stop working on the X9SCM motherboard
- What size motherboard can be installed in the Storinator 4.0?
- What are direct wired back planes?
- Information on the sliding rails?
- What is the maximum size of the logo I can have on the storage pod?
- What are the Steel rods used for with my Storage pod unit?
- X9SCM-F Mother Board Mean Time Between Failures
- Power Supply mean time between failures
- Testing your power switch