Facebook Using 10,000 Blu-ray Discs for 1PB Cold StorageHoused in rack of 24 magazines, each holding 36 cartridges, and each with 12 discs
By Jean-Jacques Maleval on 2014.02.03
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Facebook has developed a prototype storage system that uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs to hold a petabyte of data.
The discs are housed in a fancy rack that holds 24 magazines, with each magazine holding 36 cartridges, and each cartridge holding 12 Blu-ray discs, for a total of 10,368. A robot lives and works inside the rack.