You've seen him in our 45 Drives videos, now Product Manager Stephen MacNeil lends his voice to the 45 Drives blog to discuss our latest news - we're now offering enterprise-class hard drives to our customers! As the product manager, I've been a part of 45 Drives from the beginning. As a key part of the visionary team, I've seen us…

In Part 1 of the series, I discussed the Power Draw of a Storinator on Startup and other conditions. Results showed that our Storinator’s Power Supply Unit (PSU) is well suited for the task at hand – starting and maintaining 45 HDDs and the other components. However, not all drives are created equal. Some pull more current than others during start…

There is a lot going on inside your Storinator. CPUs are a cyclin', fans are turnin', data is movin', and most importantly, 45 drives are spinnin'! A steady and reliable power source is essential to make all of this happen. In our quest to create a rock-solid industrial strength server, we've spent a lot of time engineering the power system on…

Introducing a new voice to the 45 Drives blog – Brett Kelly, one of the R&D engineers for 45 Drives, who shares his experience with upgrading to CentOS 7.  45 Drives is built on the idea of highly customizable storage servers in the form of our Storinators. Whatever your configuration, including operating system, we can build it.  This includes choice of…

Biggest Design Decision

This is Part 2 in a series of posts from 45 Drives co-founder Doug Milburn, reflecting on the evolution of 45 Drives, where we’re headed and why. Read Part 1 to find out how 45 Drives got its start, with help from Backblaze. Our Experience with Backplanes The original Backblaze Storage Pods were designed around port multiplier backplanes. These are circuit boards that have multiple…

Over the last couple of months, everyone at 45 Drives has been totally immersed in work related to “launching” the new Storinator models that just went up on our site last Friday. I put quotes around "launch" because it's not really a conventional product launch, because these new products have been built and sold for some time. In fact, just like the…

Cameron MacDonald here for 45 Drives, and on behalf of the entire team, I'd like to welcome you to the new 45 Drives Blog!  We'll be using this space to give you an inside look into what's happening at 45 Drives. Here's what you can expect: The first look at exciting new product launches and updatesTips and tricks on specific hardware…

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