Kim Dotcom Flaunts New Mega Servers: 720 TB Per Rack

Scheduled for a launch on January 19, 2013, Dotcom pictured "one of many [server] racks with many servers" and stated that one rack will be able to store 720 TB of data. He did not say how many racks Mega will get, but hinted that "one rack per day" will be installed.

If Dotcom's estimate that Mega will attract 20 PB of data per month is accurate, and Mega, in fact, has only covered the startup cost of the service, then it would be  reasonable to assume that Mega will be launching with at least 15 racks to start.

Nearly a year ago Dotcom's home was raided in January 2012. Back then, Dotcom lost access to 1,103 servers with 25 PB of data. While there is no decision yet whether he will be  extradited to the U.S. - a court just delayed the decision at least until September 6, 2013 - Dotcom is not shy about flaunting his comeback to the Internet arena with a service that is promised to encrypt data directly in the web browser, and enable users to upload multiple files in parallel.

The current website of the future service still states that Dotcom is looking for hosting partners, API partners, as well as investors.

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  • abbadon_34
    That rack is bigger than his!
  • spentshells
    otacon72This guy never learns..

    no he already knows what he needs to..


    they call him a criminal in USA when that is the farking motto
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  • abbadon_34
    That rack is bigger than his!
  • memadmax
    I don't get why they go after places that host just the torrents of the files or act as data dumps...
    They need to go after the pirating rings that regularly release the pirated software/movies...

    There are rings of these guys that even compete with each other on who can release whatever the fastest/before the other...
    And these guys seem to be a pretty stable group, they run under the same name for years, and yet, never get shutdown...

    Going after freakshows like this dotcom character does nothing. Another data dump pops up in his place...
  • markus-san
    Sounds like storage on a budget!

    A rack of Supermicro storage servers is cool, but with all his excess, why aren't we looking at a bunch of netapp shelves, or EMC, or Compellant for that matter?

    Looks like he's scrimping and scraping.