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University of Saskatchewan
silo.westgrid.ca

Technical Specifications

Storage - Disk System

Disk storage: total 4.2 PB raw, 3.15 PB usable

  • 600 x 1TB SATA drives
  • 1800 x 2TB SATA drives
  • RAID 6
  • 2 pairs of Dual IBM/DDN DSC9900 Controllers

Tape System

IBM LTO 3584 tape library

  • 6 frames capable of holding 6000 LTO tapes
  • 6 LTO4 drives
  • 6 LTO5 drives
  • 1780 x LTO4 tapes (averaging >1TB/tape with compression)
  • 1400 LTO5 tapes (averaging 1.5TB/tape with compression)

Backup Software

  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM)