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Lenovo has announced the mother of all disk drive enclosures at SC16 – the D3284 JBOD, a 5U enclosure holding up to 84 3.5-inch disk and/or solid-state drives. The box has an upper and a lower section, each holding, we understand, 42 drives. You could combine 7,200rpm nearline SAS disk drives with SAS SSDs to provide a …

  1. damnyankee

    Seagate by any other name

    This is just a Seagate 2584- PDF Warning-https://www.seagate.com/files/www-content/product-content/xyratex-branded/storage-application-platforms/en-us/docs/modular-enclosures-sp2584-datasheet.pdf

    1. s2bu

      Re: Seagate by any other name

      Looks to be slightly tweaked. The Seagate says 6Gb SAS while the Lenovo claims 12Gbps.

  2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    Does it come with USB port for my laptop? :-)

    Ideally USB 3 ...

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dell has 90 disks in 4U in the DSS 7000. I'm sure there are others with even higher density.

    1. HP(e) in the blood

      I was just about to make the same comment, not that I would want one of those either... there is also the supermicro box (which is probably the same box, they look VERY similar, with the same 90x 3.5" in 4U.

  4. djack
    Paris Hilton

    Is maths broken??

    1.5x the capacity of the 5U HPE D6000, which holds 70 3.5-inch drives

    OK, 70 x 1.5 .. so it can hold 105 drives? Impressive.

    Hang on..

    the D3284 JBOD, a 5U enclosure holding up to 84 3.5-inch disk and/or solid-state drives.

    Hmm .. my brain hurts.

  5. iOS6 user

    Ideal for (Open)Solaris and ZFS :)

    1. Bronek Kozicki Silver badge
      Devil

      ... or OpenZFS on FreeBSD

      1. fnj

        ... or ZFSonLinux

  6. Flywheel Silver badge

    Does it come preloaded with bloatware?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      It's the 90-odd TB of "missing" storage due to the 1000vs1024 rounding that I'm excited about on the 840TB model :-D

  7. earl grey
    Facepalm

    Price....I missed the price

    I know it was supposed to be there somewhere.

    1. Captain DaFt

      Re: Price....I missed the price

      If you have to ask... ☺

  8. Paul Woodhouse

    hmm, wonder what percentage of the internets pr0n would fit on that....

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