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Issue 85:  Lead Times, SSD Stats Report & More

Lead Times, SSD Stats Report & More
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In this issue: 

  • Why Are Our Lead Times So Important?
  • Unboxing and Racking Your New 45Drives Server
  • IN THE NEWS: Backblaze's 2022 Annual Drive Stats (SSD Edition)

The electronics supply chain has been stressed the last few years, no question. The chip shortages that caused massive delays industry wide, and the Crypto Mining "craze" — both created a demand for storage servers and for hard drives.

At 45Drives, we ship your storage servers, designed and architected for your specific use case, in 5-7 business days. Does this sound like an empty promise, though? 

In 2022, we managed to achieve delivery targets 98% of the time. This is due to diligent stocking all of our regular electronic components in house, and we manufacture our own chassis. We also have a dedicated assembly team who take care of the building, testing and packaging of every server that leaves our facility.

Check out our most recent Tuesday Tech Tip video featuring Darryll Gillard (45Drives Sales Manager) and Christien AuCoin (45Drives Operations Manager), where they further discuss why our lead times are unique.

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Since we are on the topic of receiving your 45Drives server quicker than expected, let's take a look at two articles from our knowledgebase that will help once your system arrives:

Unboxing Your Storinator

Once you receive your product from our shipping distributor, there are a few recommended steps to ensure your new server(s) can be deployed without hassle.

Check out the full article here

Racking Your Storinator

After your new 45Drives server is out of the box and ready to go, there is a recommended process for racking your system. Follow the steps outlined in the following article, to ensure sliding rails are added to the sides of the chassis properly. Once installed, placing your new server(s) into a storage rack is a breeze.

What's in the news this week? Well...

First up: Backblaze's latest drive stats on SSDs.

The SSD edition focuses on solid state drives (SSDs) as opposed to the traditional drive stats reports focusing on hard disk drives (HDDs) used to store customer data on their servers. The main takeaway when reading this article – overall failure rates are less than 1%.

Read the full Backblaze report here.

With SSD prices in a rapid decline, the interest in all-flash storage systems are on the rise.

Our current all-flash offering (Stornado) is a 2U system that has significantly improved performance over HDD storage servers, offers cooler running temperatures and decreased power draw. You can instantly quote your own 2U Stornado using our build & price tool.

For those that are interested, we will be releasing a 32-bay, all-flash NVMe 2U Stornado in the near future. With an NVMe high-speed protocol, we will increase performance with near-zero latency for applications that demand the highest speed and performance.

Stay in the know with the upcoming all-NVMe 2U Stornado by signing up here.

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