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PC Enthusiast Builds 70TB Loaded PC with 40 Fans

You might have a couple of terabyte drives at home to store all of the media you've accumulated over the years, but you probably don't know many people who have a home computer packing 70 terabytes of storage.

English Russia has a post up about a Russian PC enthusiast who decided to upgrade his storage so he would have room for all of his movies. He now has room for 70,000 movies (more if they're lower than DVD quality), or about 24 million songs. Of course, with that many hard drives in one place, you're going to need some serious cooling. Gizmodo reports that to cool the 60 hard drives (adding up to a massive 70TB of storage) housed inside a homemade wooden cabinet, this guy installed a total of 40 fans.

It's not conventionally pretty; there's no sleek case or LED lights, but man, it's kind of beautiful, right?

Check out English Russia for more images.

Source: English Russia via Gizmodo

  • maddocc
    its sexy
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  • bin1127
    I don't think a human lives long enough to watch 70 TB of movies.
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  • burnley14
    Cool I guess, but why?
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  • jhansonxi
    That's quite a warez server.
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  • Sunburn74
    More interestingly, what are all those drives connected to? My mobo only has 6 sata ports and even if he's using multiple mobos, its amazing that he can make them all talk to each other.
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  • gekko668
    Damn that's a lot of bootlegged movies. In your face MPAA!
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  • im_thelumberjack
    I wonder what kind of RAID he has them set up as.
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  • mindless728
    9251784 said:
    More interestingly, what are all those drives connected to? My mobo only has 6 sata ports and even if he's using multiple mobos, its amazing that he can make them all talk to each other.

    3 24 port Sata raid cards could do this

    or one of these Adaptec RAID 52445 as it can hold 256 drives
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  • dylansaliba
    Wouldn't a few BIG fans move more air than all those little ones? Also, I'm pretty sure with netflix, I could fill that up in a year or two. Maybe less if its 1080p content.
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  • speedracer98
    This must be where they store the internet.
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