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Insane RAID

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  • SSD
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Last response: in Storage
January 3, 2013 1:44:35 AM

I wonder if we could raid 48 drives of 512 GB SSD, would that be possible

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a c 83 G Storage
January 3, 2013 2:22:34 AM

Read,7... You'll have to find a motherboard that has enough PCIe slots for 4 or 6 controllers. Unfortunately 48 fast SSDs should easily saturate the PCIe bus. Tom's created a software RAID which served no purpose other than showing that it can be done and that it's fast. With so many drives in a single array, it wouldn't be reliable enough for production. What's your goal?
a c 106 G Storage
January 3, 2013 3:12:50 AM

Has been done before, but on a smaller scale (24 SSD's)
So its possible, but would be absolutely ridiculous to make it work.

It's a good thought experiment, but impractical for actual use.