Our original flagship eRacks/NAS50 is a 9U rackmount storage server with 50 removable drive bays with total up to 900TB* of storage (1000 TB or One Full Petabyte, if using SMR / Nearline-storage drives - contact us today for a quote!).


Suitable for cloud storage, NAS/Local LAN usage, media libraries, or any number of other storage uses, the eRacks/NAS50 is a truly petascale solution - four eRacks/NAS50 servers in a standard 42u rack gives you 3.6 Petabytes - with room to spare for a UPS, KVM, Network switch/firewall, or other of eRacks' rack accessories.


In keeping with eRacks' signature service of saving you time and money by pre-configuring your system to be as turnkey as possible, eRacks can preinstall and configure your server three ways:

- Your choice of Cloud software is available, including OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, OpenNebula, ProxMox, Ceph, or other - just specify in the "Notes" field -

- Your choice of NAS software / OS is available on request, including FreeNAS, NAS4Free, OpenMediaVault, or your choice - just specify it in the "Notes" field when you place your order.

- Or, you may choose one of our regular distros, and simply ask for your preferred packages and storage options - Ceph, MooseFS, LizardFS, Samba,NFS, Novell, Apple and any other available configuration requests - just add it in the Notes.

This model has been updated with options for Dual Xeon multicore CPUs - up to 96 cores!

At full capacity, this system houses 900 terabytes (18TB x 50 drives).

Read our press release for the 2014 configuration.

The new Seagate & HGST 18TB, 16TB, 14TB, 12TB, 10TB and 8TB drives are Helium-filled - which require far less rotational energy, making them 23-44% more efficient - and the drives are also lighter (the helium helps, here!), meaning the packing crate has a lower shipping weight as well, saving money on shipping as well as on month-to-month electricity bills - a truly green solution.

Forget Idaho

Your Own Private Cloud is what you really want - and we can provide it for you! Not only can we build and provision your OpenStack config (from one, to three, to many servers), We can host it for you too! We have colocation rackspace and/or dedicated servers available! eMail us today for details,

Any Which Way

The default configuration is a "starter" config, and there are choices available to partially populate your unit, to make it accessible at a lower initial price, and the storage can be increased later by filling the empty drive trays.

For cloud configurations such as OpenStack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Ceph, and others, you may put the number of servers or desired summary in the notes field (eg all-in-one, storage only, etc) or contact us directly for more involved configurations.

Note that other memory configurations, including other types and speeds of RAM are available, including Hi-speed DDR4 ECC REG, etc - contact us for details and a custom quote.

Western Digital Red, Red Pro, Black, Purple, Blue, or Green drives are also available, emailus for details, at

*HGST 20TB SMR drives are available, and combine HGST's HelioSeal(tm) technology with SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) for archival, Near-Line Storage (NLS), or other warm or cold-storage applications.  HGST Drivers are required for these SMR drives.  We will set them up and take care of it for you.  Contact us for details.

SAS drives and SAS RAID controllers are available with this system. Please email or phone to request a quote.


Features & Specifications

The default configuration includes:

9U Chassis & Power Supply: 1620W Redundant PSU 3+1 redundancy. 80+ Efficiency. Includes Sliding Rails.

Motherboard: Intel multi-core Xeon Dual-CPU series DDR4 / IPMI motherboard (Xeon single or quad socket mobo, or Multicore AMD Opteron IPMI motherboards available by custom quote).

Processors: Single, Dual multi-core Xeon series (AMD Opteron available by custom quote).

Memory:  DDR4 ECC/REG with v4 or later Xeon CPU choice available - Up to 3TB total RAM available, with larger memory modules.

Hard Drives: 50 SATA6 / SAS3 Drives (plus two internal SSDs for mirrored OS).

RAID card(s): multi-lane LSI SATA6 / SAS2. RAID options: 0,1,5,6,10,50, 60, & others.

Optical Drive: Slimline DVDRW or BluRay.

OS: Ubuntu / OpenStack, CloudStack, FreeNAS, NAS4Free, OpenMediaVault / Debian, Ubuntu Linux Server plus packages of your choice, or other open source OS.

Note: Shipping weight will be approximately 180 pounds plus packaging. Packaging will include a wooden frame or complete wooden container, and will be shipped on a pallett.

Please email or phone to request a custom quote.

Configure eRacks/NAS50

Choose the desired options and click "Add to Cart". You may also request a quote, please add additional requests and information in the "Notes" field. Your quote request will be sent to your profile's eMail if you are logged in, otherwise enter the email address below (required only if not logged in).

Current Configuration

Base Price: $ 13595.00 As Configured: $ 13595.00
Configuration Summary:
Default Configuration
Option Choices More Info Add/Subtract
ChassisNAS9U 50RHD 1620W RPS 27.2in depth
MotherboardeRacks-certified Intel Dual-Xeon NAS motherboard
Xeon Dual-class CPUsIntel Xeon E5-2620 v4 (8 Cores @ 2.10GHz, PScore 11427)
Memory DDR4 ECC / REG4GB DDR4 Memory ECC / REG
Slim Optical Drivenone
RAID ConfigurationRAID 6 (striped with dual parity)
Hard Drive Array8TB Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Hard Drive
Mirrored OS Drives250GB Samsung 860 EVO SATA6 SSD
Network Interfaces2x GbE Network Port, RJ45
RAID Controller HardwareLSI MegaRAID SAS / SATA multiport RAID Controller & hardware
Operating SystemUbuntu Linux LTS Server (Latest)
Cloud & NAS SoftwareOpenNebula
WarrantyStandard 1yr full /3yr limited warranty
Notes Enter notes or custom instructions for this item here  

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