Backblaze Blog » The 1.35 petabyte Backblaze Salt Pod

Researchers have discovered that a pinch of table salt can get more data onto spinning hard drive platters. A lot more: 6 TB in a single platter!Considering the latest drives have up to 5 platters, that would be 30 TB in a single hard drive. Put 45 of those drives into a Backblaze Storage Pod and you would store 1.35 petabytes ! in a single storage pod; more than 10 petabytes in a single rack.Hello, Big Data. Meet your best friend, Salt.

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