Get a quotation for different configurations directly from the product configurator, or contact us for pricing and information on custom configurations. When you are ready to order, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1 (866) 849-3911. One of our super-friendly sales staff will help you.
We accept all major credit cards (VISA, AMEX and Mastercard), wire transfers, and cheques drawn on major banks.
Leasing options are also available. Call your account manager today to learn about the many advantages of leasing from 45Drives.
You can call us at 1-866-849-3911 or e-mail us at email@example.com . We would be happy to answer your questions.
Absolutely, the open-source storage community is very international, and we regularly ship to Continental Europe, Russia, Africa, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand. Shipment is usually by international courier.
A fully assembled unit (including redundant units) measures 36" x 24" x 12" and weighs 70 lbs. An enclosure only unit measures 30" x 24" x 12" and weighs 46 lbs. To receive a shipping estimate please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely. You can install and configure Windows or Windows Server on your Storinator.
Yes. We offer several models of WD enterprise-class data-center hard drives for you to add to any Storinator purchase. They are priced very competitively within the industry, and carry a five-year warranty. Click here to learn more. You are also free to purchase hard drives (whether enterprise or consumer) from another vendor.
Almost all hard drives on the market are compatible with the Storinator, however, there are a few different models that are not compatible due to the excessive current consumed on start-up. Click here to view an up-to-date list of compatible and non-compatible hard drives.
Yes. You can hot-swap hard drives in any of the Storinator storage Servers.
For more technical information, please visit our Wiki.
We recommend using staggered spinup using the Power Up in Standby (PUIS) method when powering the Storinator XL60, in order to achieve optimal PSU performance. The following hard drives support PUIS method of staggered spinup:
✓ All Western Digital drives can support PUIS (PM2 in their terms), with the exception of WD Greens.
✓ All Toshiba drives in the DT01ABAxxx and the DT01ACAxxx families support PUIS.
We do not recommend using Seagate Enterprise drives in your Storinator XL60, as they do not support staggered spinup.
For more information on staggered spinup and compatible drives, please see our wiki..
This video will give you a great step-by-step procedure on how to install FreeNAS on the server: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K96wY1NH5A
In a 40-50 decibel room, when measured at 3 feet, the storage Servers reach approximately 60 decibels. It is important to note that on average, a normal conversation at 3 feet is measured at 60-65 decibels. Check out our acoustic measurement videos for the Standard and Redundant Servers.
Absolutely, we build them from scratch for you, so we can do any customization that you wish. However, extra charges may apply, depending on the extent of customization. You can choose from the minor customizations below, but if you require further customization we would be happy to do so (we can build basically anything that you can design!)
Yes, we regularly customize internal components for our customers, and we make the process simple and convenient. Please contact us with details and we will provide a custom quote. We regularly change memory sizes, motherboards, processors, and add SSD Boot Drives.
Understanding Power Supplies: Single vs Dual vs Redundant
Dual supply vs. Single Supply: The original Backblaze specification utilized two non-redundant power supplies to supply the amount of current necessary to run 45 hard drives along with the rest of the system. Recently, 45 Drives re-engineered the Server to take advantage of improvements in power supply capacity, and now all of our standard offerings have a single supply. This translates into a lower system cost, and reduces the number of potential points of failure. (We can still supply dual-supply configurations, but this is only necessary in very special circumstances).
Non-Redundant vs Redundant: Backblaze operates a huge array of storage servers, and uses software based strategies to protect against data loss should a server go offline. However, many users who have have adopted the Backblaze Server, use a small number of machines in fairly critical applications where downtime would be expensive. In response, 45 Drives created a version with 'enhanced redundancy' and is designed to withstand a failure of the boot drive or the power supply without shutting down the unit. This enhanced redundancy allows you time to source replacement parts from us while the unit maintains production. There are two main improvements:
Criteria for choosing standard vs redundant: The standard version costs less than the redundant version. If the cost of potential downtime is less than the cost differential, then the standard unit will give best value. If not, you should seriously consider the value offered by the redundancy.
If possible, please provide vector graphics (.EPS, .SVG, .AI or .DXF files) for your custom logo. If these file types cannot be provided, please provide a high resolution PNG. Please note that .PNG files may cause a delay in your order. We will be sure to contact you if this occurs.
We have a parts only replacement warranty for 1 year after purchase. After this time period, manufacturer's warranty of individual parts applies.
Our default currency is in USD. However, if you would find it more convenient, we can quote, invoice, and accept payment in GBP, EUR, and CAD. Pricing in alternate currencies will be based on the USD price, using our effective conversion rate, and we will hold alternate currency pricing for 30 days.
In North America, our shipping time is 2 days and your quote will include shipping with this shipping method. Outside North America, our shipping can vary from 3 business days to 10 business days, depending on your location and method of shipping chosen. Again, quotes will include air-freight shipment. If you wish to purchase a larger order, ocean shipments can be arranged - please contact us if this is your desire.