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High-performance computing scale-out NAS supplier Panasas is launching its PAS HC product, a high-capacity archive store. Panasas supplies PAS 7, 8 and 9 systems for high-performance computing (HPC) and performance-dependent technical applications needing fast access to millions of files. It uses its PanFS filesystem to provide …


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That's some serious storage space. I worry about the durability of all those hard drives and also the amount of heat/noise it will produce but anything is better than crappy tapes - surely someone could have invented a better universal backup system by now? (And before anyone says, I don't consider 'Cloud' backup a viable option and hard drives by themselves are just not durable enough for me.)

Quote:"The PAS HC price is intended to be less than a dollar per GB."

That's nearly a $million for the 960Tb version!!

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