by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces New 720TB 4U JBOD

Today at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters, Supermicro announced a new ultra-dense 4U JBOD platform, the 4U SuperStorage. The Superstorage holds up to 90 8TB 3.5” drives that are top-loaded and hot-swappable. The JBOD supports up to 720TB of SAS3, 12Gb/s performance. It also features dual hot-swap expander modules featureing 4 mini-SAS HD ports.

With 4K 60p Ultra High-Definition already hear and gaining mainstream acceptance and 8K 120p UHD right around the corner, media capture, production, streaming, and editing will increase demand for high performance, storage, and compute. The new SuperStorage JBOD answers these demands with what Supermicro is claiming as “unrivaled in density, performance and scalability for uncompressed media.” Not only does the SuperStorage address current demands at a low total cost of ownership, it prepares for future use as the industry shifts to UHD media.

Other new devices announced:

  • 1U Kinetic SuperStorage - Optimized for Key/Value pair object storage – 48TB capacity featuring 12x 3.5" top load drive bays populated with dual port Seagate Kinetic drives (5900 RPM), redundant dual 10GBase-T (4 ports), Layer-2 switching to integrated 4TB Ethernet attached drives, dedicated IPMI / I2C management port, 400W redundant SuperCompact short-depth Gold Level power supplies
  • 3U 11x-PCI-E SuperServer – Dual Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3, up to 1TB Reg. ECC DDR4 up to 2133MHz in 16x DIMMs, 10 x PCI-E 3.0 (x8), 1x PCI-E 2.0 (x4 in x8), 2x GbE ports, 5x hot-swap 3.5” drives bays (default 5x SATA3 ports), 3x 5.25’’ peripheral drive bays, 1x Slim DVD bay (optional), redundant 600W Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies

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