1.2 Petabytes on a Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

1.2 Petabytes on a Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

Sometimes you have to go slow to go fast—with 60 hard drives on 1 Raspberry Pi, I found a way to make it run in RAID! It’s not the fastest storage server in town, but it’s good for about 70 MB/sec write speeds and sucks down about 500 Watts of power. Many...
Can the Raspberry Pi beat a real NAS?

Can the Raspberry Pi beat a real NAS?

Some lower end NASes like ASUSTOR’s Drivestor 4 Pro use ARM processors—just like the Raspberry Pi! Can the Pi hold its own against a lower-cost NAS from a major storage vendor? Check out the Drivestor 4 Pro here: https://amzn.to/3pifC4J And more on Radxa’s...
A Raspberry Pi takes on KIOXIA’s Enterprise NVMe and SAS SSDs

A Raspberry Pi takes on KIOXIA’s Enterprise NVMe and SAS SSDs

It took some convincing, but KIOXIA sent me two of their latest Enterprise SSDs, the PM6 SAS 24G drive, and the CM6 PCIe NVMe drive, and I test them using the MegaRAID card and ‘Elrond’ storage enclosure sent to me by Broadcom. How do the drives perform?...
IT WORKED! – 16 Hard Drives on the Raspberry Pi (Pi Day Special)

IT WORKED! – 16 Hard Drives on the Raspberry Pi (Pi Day Special)

They say the 2nd time’s a charm… right? Let’s see if I can finally get all 16 hard drives recognized by the Raspberry Pi! All proceeds from superchats, merch sales, new sponsorships, any ad revenue, or one-off donations I receive today (3/14/2021)...
Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Hardware RAID for the fastest Raspberry Pi CM4 NAS!

Finally, with a bit of help from some Broadcom engineers, I got full hardware RAID working on a Raspberry Pi. And I actually used SAS drives this time. Special thanks to Broadcom for sending me a controller card and storage backplane to test on the Pi, and for their...