BigFoot HDD

When size and speed do matter

BigFoot® HDD Systems

Personalised and optimised for any software

Storage specifications vary a lot and standard storage products cannot be fine-tuned that easy to keep up with your business needs. We want you to build your nodes to what you need and let you choose between BigFoot XXLarge with up to 960 TB raw capacity and BigFoot Large with up to 480 TB.

BigFoot® Storage XXLarge provides you with the highest possible density and the world’s shortest chassis with only 750mm depth to fit in any standard rack. To give you the right balance of high-performance compute and scalable memory power we put in twice the amount of hard drives per 1U.

BigFoot® XXLarge gives you up to 48 disks and 12 x 2.5″ SATA SSDs and 4 x 2.5 NVM2 U.2 SSDs in a single 4U chassis.

Its smaller brother BigFoot® Large has up to 24 disks and 4 x 2.5″ SATA SSDs in a 2U chassis.

Add one or more controllers and CPUs of your choice and here comes your personalised Storage system at a very competitive cost per GB. BigFoot® Storage XXLarge and BigFoot® Storage Large are both made of standard components from market-leading quality suppliers because the best is just good enough.

Make 2 out of one!

Double the performance of high-capacity hard drives with multi-actuator technology. This ludicrously speedy new hard drive generation is able to rival SSD speeds because now each drive has two sets of arms that are moving independently. Multiple actuators enable independent data channels for IO transfers and double the performance via parallelism. Simply put, you’ll get 2 drives in one.

To meet the demands of data-intensive applications the maximum hard disk performance alone is not good enough when the backplane becomes a bottleneck. With our passion for storage we have engineered a direct-attached backplane for maximum bandwidth. Configure your BigFoot Storage System with multi-actuator technology and the novel backplane we have designed to handle the throughput. Get close to the sustained transfer speeds of SATA based SSDs without paying the premium for Flash and even double capacity with multi-actuator disk from 14TB.

Let’s rival SSD speeds

The proven standard disks of your BigFoot XXLarge are already giving you great performance but now you can even double transfer rates and drop in the fastest hard drives in the world.

You're spoilt for choice!BigFoot XXLarge or BigFoot Large

Now you have

  • 48 physical disks in 4U providing great performance, optimal throughput, and lowest latency
  • 48 physical and 96 logical disks in 4U and at twice the speed
  • a great alternative when Flash is too expensive
  • one platform for all storage scenarios to preserve your data
  • a highly flexible and scalable platform that saves costly energy and rack space
  • a choice between standard HDDs or the fastest hard drives in the world
BigFoot L
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Tech specs BigFoot L

  • 2U rackmount
  • Height 3.46″ or 88mm
  • Width 17.2″ or 438mm
  • Depth 33″ or 838mm
  • 800W 1+1 redundant power supply PMBus 1.2 80+ Platinum
  • 24 x SAS/SATA HDDs
  • 4 x 2.5″ SATA SSDs
  • Single socket mITX, mATX, ATX
  • up to 1 TB DDR4 ECC Registered
  • 12 Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
  • 12 Gb/s SAS HBA

Buttons

  • System power switch and system reset switch

LEDs

  • System power
  • HDD activity
  • LAN 1 activity
  • LAN 2 activity
  • 24 x 3.5″ Hot-Swap HDDs
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8 TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB, 18TB, 20TB SAS/SATA Enterprise HDDs
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable
  • Intel® Xeon® E
  • AMD® Epyc™

Standard

  • Dual or quad-port Ethernet
  • IPMI RJ45 LAN Port
  • VGA port

Optional

  • 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Infiniband
  • Fibre Channel
Download Data Sheet BigFoot L (PDF)
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Tech specs BigFoot XXL

  • 4U rackmount
  • Height 7″ or 178mm
  • Width 19″ or 482mm
  • Depth 29.5″ or 750mm only
  • 1600W 1+1 redundant power supply 80+ Titanium
  • 48 x SAS/SATA HDDs
  • 8 x 2.5″ SATA SSDs
  • 4 x 2.5 NVM2 U.2 SSDs
  • Single socket mITX, mATX, ATX
  • Dual socket ATX-Board
  • up to 2TB DDR4 ECC Registered
  • 12 Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
  • 12 Gb/s SAS HBA

Buttons

  • Power on
  • Reset

LEDs

  • System power
  • HDD activity
  • LAN1 activity
  • LAN2 activity

Ports

  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 48 x 3.5″ Hot-Swap HDDs
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8 TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, 16TB, 18TB, 20TB SAS/SATA Enterprise HDDs

Additionally

  • 2 x 2.5″ Hot Swap Drive Bays (OS)
  • Up to 6 x 2.5″ Hot Swap Drive Bays (SSD cache or tiering)
  • Up to 4 x 2.5″ U.2 NVMe Hot Swap Drive Bays (SSD cache and/or tiering)
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable
  • Intel® Xeon® E
  • AMD® Epyc™

Standard

  • Dual or quad-port Ethernet
  • IPMI RJ45 LAN Port
  • VGA port
  • Dual front USB and 2 more at the back

Optional

  • 10/25/40/50/56/100 Gb/s Ethernet
  • Infiniband
  • Fibre Channel
Download data sheet BigFoot XXL (PDF)

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