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Western Digital corporation, or WDC as we must get used to now, has joined the Active Archive Alliance to help promote the disk archive idea. Its subsidiary brand, HGST, has an Active Archive System array, which runs acquired Amplidata software and could scale to 4.7PB in a single rack using 8TB He8 helium-filled drives. WDC …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Additional racks can be deployed alongside existing ones to scale out the system"

    That's a novel idea. Hope they remembered to patent it.

    1. Shadow Systems Silver badge

      Re: "Additional racks can be deployed alongside existing ones to scale out the system"

      Next they'll patent being able to arrange all your storage devices into a redundant array of independant disks, or perhaps just a big old disk, to maximize either safety or storage space respectively.

      *Cough*

  2. Aitor 1 Silver badge

    Backblaze

    Backblaze pods are still cheaper.

    Just use wharever gives you better bang for buck and use clever resilience (not raid)

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