I Built a HUGE 336TB Server Without Linus Tech Tips!

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Is it possible to build a 1/3 petabyte server on a budget? We say, YES!
Seagate IronWolf Pro (14TB) on Amazon - https://geni.us/36ZVna
Seagate IronWolf Pro Amazon (all sizes) - https://geni.us/iYG5

Massive thanks to:
Wendell from L1Techs - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4w1YQAJMWOz4qtxinq55LQ
L1Techs Forums - https://forum.level1techs.com/
r/homelab - https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/

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As a video production company, we needed to find a better way to store, archive, and edit our footage across multiple machines. Since we're unable to shell out more than $40,000 on a LumaForge Jellyfish, we decided to build our own instead using old enterprise PC hardware. The end result? A 336TB server (that's 1/3 of a petabyte!) for less than $15,000 total—and most of that was the cost of the hard drives! It's crazy fast, we can communicate over 10 GbE, and edit directly from the server!