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Supermicro displays SuperStorage 6047R-E1R72L with 72 HDD bays

The super-density SuperStorage 6047R-E1R72L packs 72 HDD bays for maximum storage density

By: Paul Alcorn from Jun 10, 2013 @ 2:27 CDT

Computex Taipei 2013 - The Supermicro line of SuperStorage Servers features one server with a whopping 72 HDD bays for maximum storage density. How do you cram 72 HDD's into one chassis?


Dual-drive HDD bays help to double the number of storage devices per slot. There is also an integrated LSI 2308 HBA to help handle the vast number of storage devices.


The 6047R-E1R72L supports the C602 chipset and Xeon E5-2600 family of processors. There is up to 512GB of RAM support, and 4 PCI-e x8 low profile slots for attaching the HBA's and/or RAID controllers needed for such a dense storage deployment.

Quad Gigabit LAN ports provide network connectivity, and a dual 2000W redundant power supply system is also available.


In order to provide the maximum density the rear of the chasis also features another row of HDD bays, with 2 drives per slot.

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