Which is it Atrato? 1.8-inch or 2.5-inch?

To our coy mistress

Well Attrato, are you using 1.8inch or 2.5-inch drives?

Byte and Switch says 1.8-inch.

The Channel Register said 1.8 inch at first and then plumped for 2.5-inch. A Google search hit summary mentions 1.8-inch drives but the article itself, by Austin Modine, has 2.5-inch drives mentioned, showing that the original copy has been updated.

We thought 1.8-inch at first but then realised Atrato hadn’t actually said and was being ambiguous.

Attrato says its disks can hold 100GB to 320GB and talks of hundreds of disks in its 50TB V1000 product. But it does not say which capacity drives are actually used in its V1000. Why so coy?

You would need 157 320GB drives to reach 50TB, the upper raw capacity limit of the V1000, and that is not ‘hundreds’.

Toshiba’s 1.8-inch drives have a maximum of 120GB capacity. To get 320GB you need to have a 2.5-inch drive.

Attrato has been asked to say which drive format it uses but so far hasn’t replied


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