Backblaze Storage Pod 1.0

"Petabytes on a budget"

Announcement / Release
September 1, 2009
July 20, 2011
Birth Place
San Mateo, California, United States of America


A Backblaze Storage Pod is a self-contained unit that puts storage online. It’s made up of a custom metal case with commodity hardware inside. Specifically, one pod contains one Intel Motherboard with four SATA cards plugged into it. The nine SATA cables run from the cards to nine port multiplier backplanes that each have five hard drives plugged directly into them (45 hard drives in total).

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