Mar 5, 2022 - eRacks Systems Offers 1.4+ Petabyte (1440 TB) Data Capacity with eRacks/NAS72 Data Storage Server

Santa Clara, CA - 3/5/2022

eRacks Open Source Systems announced today the availability of its new eRacks/NAS72 high-capacity data storage servers with up to 1440 Terabytes of raw storage space. The California-based firm is a major manufacturer and provider of Open Source based rackmount servers - specifically high-capacity and Petascale data storage servers for Network Attached Storage (NAS) as well as cloud-based applications.

The new eRacks/NAS72 is a 4U rackmount unit that comes with 72 removable drive bays. eRacks Systems is offering these units with combinations of 6, 8, 10,18 and 20 Terabyte capacity hard drives, allowing for a total raw data storage space of up to 1440 Terabytes. 20TB PMR drives are now available, bringing total raw storage to 1.44 Petabytes.



Customers of eRacks Systems can order eRacks/NAS72 to be configured with up to 72 removable 20TB Ultrastar DC HC550 drives bringing the capacity of the unit to 1440 Terabytes. Also, combinations of lower capacity hard drives are possible for lower space requirements and applications. The chassis, eRacks/4U-72RHD, is 35 inches deep and holds 72 3.5-inch drives bays. The unit is controlled by two Intel Xeon E5-2609 v3 processors and two 32GB DDR4 for a total of 64GB of RAM. Configurations up to 6TB of RAM or more are available by custom quote.

eRacks/NAS72 is offered partially populated with lower capacity hard drives in its starter configuration, which offers more affordable pricing options to eRacks Systems customers, and a more accessible entry level.

The 12 or 14-Terabyte drives are the 'Sweet spot' of $/TB yielding a full Petabye of raw storage - The 20 Terabyte hard drives may be considerably more expensive than lower capacity drives. They may not be the ‘sweet spot’ of cost per Terabyte, but for those users who need every available Terabyte, these drives are certainly an option. Dream big! And we will provide you with storage for your dreams!”

- Joseph Wolff, Founder and CTO, eRacks Systems

For those who simply cannot compromise on storage, the NAS72, configured with 20TB HDDs, feature WD's next-gen commercial availability of energy-assisted magnetic recording (EAMR) technology on a nine-platter platform, enabling customers to more efficiently provision and scale their data center environments with unmatched total cost of ownership.

With zettabyte-scale data growth, the need for higher-capacity data storage across a broad spectrum of applications and workloads can be reliably met only with high Capacity Enterprise HDDs.

eRacks Systems has always been committed to providing high-capacity, cloud-ready storage servers based on Open Source operating systems. eRacks customers receive their purchased units completely pre-loaded and pre-installed with their choices of open source operating system and software, ready to go.

eRacks Systems’ signature service is tailored specifically to save customers time and money by delivering turnkey products wherever possible. Choices of cloud / storage software such as Ceph, OpenStack, Cloud Stack, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, ProxMox are available, as well as NAS software and operating systems including FreeNAS, Rockstor, NAS4Free, OpenMediaVault, and more.

As other products offered by the company, eRacks/NAS60 will come with a standard one-year warranty and three years of limited warranty.

Extended warranties are also available.

eRacks Systems years of experience in open source software configuration is an added value to its top-quality professional computing hardware products and offers.


"Leap into Petascale-class storage today! Because your big ambitions need bigger storage! Contact us today to Hold on to Your Dreams and the storage for them!"

-Joseph Wolff, Founder and CTO, eRacks Systems

eRacks Systems offices are in Santa Clara and Los Gatos, California, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Customers can contact eRacks Systems by phone number (408) 455-0010

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Company’s website is available for further information about all Open Source solutions provided by eRacks Open Source Systems.

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