Desktop computer that support 80TB

I there,

i'm working on a small project that need a lot of space for a short time. I need around 80tb, i need to run windows desktop on it. I'm considering in doing something i haven't done in over a decade, building a computer. Does anyone know of a motherboard that supports 8 10TB or 12TB HD?

thanks for you help.
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jorge diazSEAsked:
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KimputerCommented:
A motherboard typically supports 4 to 6 SATA drives. If you add one ore two more PCIe expension cards (which feature a few more SATA ports), you're there. Now you still miss a massive PSU, along with a massive case or cabinet.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
That is HGST Ultrastar 14 drives, available in SAS and SATA.  Both are enterprise quality.  So as long as your desktop is a gaming desktop (i.e, has sufficient power at the right voltages), then 6 SATA ports will do the job, and certainly be able to house the disks.   See this for specs

Just don't use some crappy embedded RAID.  You want a real RAID controller, or to use something like a flavor of Solaris and ZFS, or LINUX software RAID.   Also make sure that you get a controller (if you use hardware RAID) that supports 4K sectored drives.   Don't get the 512e disks, performance will suck on that scale.

http://www.hgst.com/products/hard-drives/ultrastar-hs14
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
6 (SATA ports) * 14TB (per disk) =~ 84TB

BUT: Manufacturer often mean 14TB instead of 14TiB.

So you need to check that carefully.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
The hs14s are 14TiB ... but 14TiB x 6 still > 80TB, so non-issue.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
Sure? Cause the specifications say 14TB capacity and the transfer rate is 223 MiB/s...

TB is based 10, TiB is based 2. Thus 1TB < 1TiB:

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And our informal "80TB" mean 88 in manufacturer speak.
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jorge diazSEAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much everyone, help is greatly appreciated.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
True Ste5an, but if you do the math ...  The 4K drive have 3,418,095,616 x 4096 byte sectors =>

so 3418095616 x 4096 = 14,000,519,643,136 bytes.     Multiply by 6 and you end up with 84,003,117,858,816 bytes.  The author wrote he needed around "80tb".   If I go to the dark side and put my salesman hat on then I'll argue that this config which starts with  84,xxx,xxx,xxx,xxx bytes satisfies the "around 80tb" constraint ;)
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