Build: 130TB RAW Server Build – 63TB Useable

Purpose:

This build is as a target for our Hyper-V Replicas and storage for our server backups.  This configuration uses Windows Storage Spaces to provide the disk resiliency.  We have one server setup as an 8 column two-way mirror.  Basically a Raid10.  This server replicates to another similar server in our colo.  This is our first line of defense if our Hyper-V Cluster goes down.  The performance is good enough to keep up with a constant stream of backups and replication.

We’ve been running this for about 2 years now here are the parts in the build:

Parts List: ~$9,500-$10,000

Part Quantity Price Each
Chassis
1  
CPU & RAM
2  
8  
Networking & Storage HBA
1  
1  
Hard Drives
32  
2  

Performance:

ATTO Benchmark

Diskspd Benchmark:
Command Line: C:\diskspd\diskspd.exe -t8 -o8 -L -b64k -d30 z:\temp\file.dat

Total IO:
thread bytes I/Os MB/s I/O per s AvgLat LatStdDev file
0 18996330496 289861 603.85 9661.54 0.723 1.475 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
1 18440781824 281384 586.19 9378.99 0.745 1.493 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
2 18996658176 289866 603.86 9661.71 0.724 1.812 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
3 18440650752 281382 586.18 9378.92 0.745 1.579 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
4 18777505792 286522 596.89 9550.25 0.732 1.587 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
5 18715639808 285578 594.92 9518.78 0.734 1.505 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
6 18440650752 281382 586.18 9378.92 0.745 1.575 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
7 18440650752 281382 586.18 9378.92 0.745 1.548 z:\temp\file.dat (50GB)
total 149248868352 2277357 4744.25 75908.05 0.737 1.575

Output Files: Diskspd test with 50% write,    Disksped with 100% read