Originally Posted by Nutria
Think about what? It's perfectly feasible (though monstrously expensive) for company with large data requirements to buy 40ish 4TB drives, a SAN and create a monster RAID 6 volume and then run mkfs.xfs on it.
Why is it "monstrously expensive"? Enterprise grade 4TB drives are around $400 each, so that's around $16,000 for 40 of them...hardly "monstrously expensive". A 128TB SAN that's ready to go costs around $70k, which is less than a lot of servers cost.