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Exotec Solutions
Okay, this seems like an actual improvement over Amazon's Kiva whole shelf moving UGV's. Using the drones as both UGV's carrying single trays as well as elevator pickers to pull from dense/high tray stacks means you can multiplex tray picking from the stacks, rather than the typical separate elevator picker bot permanently mounted on the shelves.
UGV  robot  drone  robotics  shelf  picker  elevator  hardware  electronics  devices  warehouse  retrieval  cargo  EU  europe  france 
december 2017 by asteroza
Evtron | Next generation storage platform
Currently their device, called CELL,is a 4U oversize (length is 45 inches, current standard is 42 (38-48) inches) DAS, mounting 120 3.5 inch SAS HDD. Appears to use 5x24port SAS backplanes. Claims to use a proprietary heatsink/mount system, ostensibly to reduce the airgaps needed for cooling to increase density. No pictures of the insides, so can't tell if hot swappable.

Still, looking at the Backblaze StoragePod for comparison (if not hotswap) which has 15 disks per row in 3 rows, you are looking at maybe 16 disks per row for a exceptionally tight setup, but that comes out to 7.5 rows. If you look at a DataON DNS-1660 (with hotswap), it has 12 disks per row in 5 rows, and roughly 20 inches consumed, so 120 disks would consume 40 inches. Which makes me think it is not hotswappable in the normal sense, to cut down on hotswap caddy tray space consumption, and still leave enough room for for the PSU's. Maybe some backplane chip layout tricks to shorten the length.
devices.  electronics  hardware  DAS  120  3.5inch  3.5  oversize  rackmount  shelf  storage  drive  hard  JBOD  SAS2  SAS  density  high  cell  Evtron  devices  Delicious 
november 2012 by asteroza
Rise & Hang Travel Gear
If this is reasonably well made, this is genius.
duffel  bag  luggage  hanging  closet  insert  travel  gear  clothing  shelving  shelf  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza

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