Blade servers Do Sun and Fujitsu provide more than 2 disks in one blade?

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Do Sun and Fujitsu provide more than 2 disks in one blade?

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Most blade servers only hold one hard drive. A few hold two. I haven’t seen any which hold more than that. Blades are supposed to be cheep systems which are probably redundant between different blades so high end hardware isn’t really used.

If you need more storage take a look at giving it SAN storage via iSCSI, or upgrade to a full sized server.

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  • Buddyfarr
    yep, the blade server systems are meant to not have the storage on them. they are meant to take up as little space as possible to get as many servers in one rack as possible, then use storage from a SAN. that way storage needs are separated from server needs.
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  • Jerry Lees
    We had some IBM Blades that had dual 2.5" IDE drives in them, They were IBM HS20 blades. Additionally, you could buy a "side car" attachment that would let you add more HD's (total of 4)--- but at a cost of a blade slot for the server. Not a good trade off in my book. Also, the HP blades where I work now have two HD bays.
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