Nexsan SASBEAST is an Aptly Named Storage System


When it comes to storage, they are very many options out there for one to choose from. But I think I have found my favorite, and it has a great name to drop when talking tech with all of your friends.

The SASBeast, from data storage systems expert Nexsan, offers a storage density of 25.2TB in a 4U configuration. This means that you can hang hundreds of terabytes of storage in a single rack. Plus, you can mix drive types within the unit, using SAS, SSD, and SATA as needed for your specific application.

Now this would be perfect for my personal high-definition Star Trek library, as well as those home movies that always seem to be needing space. And with an add on chassis that allows up to 102 disks, I know that I will have storage for the future.

While the SASBeast might be a bit much for the average home user, businesses will no doubt find that it offers peace of mind with its single or redundant controllers. And when it comes to the question of local or remote (even cloud) storage, I will give you this peace of advice – use both. Even the best data warehouse in the country can be described as this – a single point of failure, especially when it comes to natural disasters. 


The terabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The prefix tera means 1012 in the International System of Units (SI), and therefore 1 terabyte is 1000000000000bytes, or 1 trillion (short scale) bytes, or 1000 gigabytes. 1 terabyte in binary prefixes is 0.9095 tebibytes, or 931.32 gibibytes. The unit symbol for the terabyte is TB or TByte, but not Tb (lower case b) which refers to terabit.



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