NEW Supermicro SuperStorage 4U 90x Hot Swap Bay Top Loading JBOD!        

Last week Supermicro announced a new ultra-dense 4U JBOD platform, the 4U SuperStorage. The Superstorage holds up to 90 8TB 3.5” drives that are top-loaded and hot-swappable. The JBOD supports up to 720TB of SAS3, 12Gb/s performance. It also features dual hot-swap expander modules featureing 4 mini-SAS HD ports.


 This is a brand new type of JBOD for Supermicro. There usual 4U JBOD's have front and rear facing Hot Swap bays. This new SuperStorage JBOD has a top loading Hot Swap bays meaning they can fit 90 x 3.5" Bays! The current Supermicro 4U JBODs have a max of 45 x 3.5" bays. So this as significant storage capacity upgrade, so clients are able to sqeeze even more storage into a 4U rack space. Combine this with a Supermicro 36 Bay 4U System and 8TB SAS HDD's and you have over 1 Petabyte of Storage space! 

See in depth details below of the new JBOD!


One very neat feature of the JBOD is it has 2 x Hot Swappable expander modules with 4 x Mini-SAS HD ports per module to give you fail over redundancy and high application performance.Also includes 2 x IPMI ports for remote system management. 

See diagram below


Another new feature compared to the standard 4U JBOD is Tool-less HDD Hot Swap trays, no screws required!. LED indicator lights are postioned on the front, one for Activity and one for failure (Red). 


See diagram below to see chassis dimensions. It details the layout of 90 x Hot Swap bays (SAS3 12Gb/s). Other things worth noting are: 1000W (3 + 1) 96% efficient Digital Titanium Level Redundant Power Supplies and 5 x 80mm high speed low vibration Hot-swappable Fans for cooling. 


Specific Applications for this type of JBOD:

  • OpenCloud OpenStack
  • High Density Archiving Storage
  • Media/Streaming Storage (4K and 8K UHD)
  • Cloud Backup / Data Replication
  • Compliance Storage


With 4k and 8K Ultra-High Definition gaining more acceptance, media capture, production, streaming, and editing, demand will increase for high performance, high capacity storage. This new SuperStorage answers these demands with this new SuperStorage offering unrivaled density, performance and scalability for uncompressed media. It undoubtally prepares us for the future with the industry shifts to UHD media demand. 

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