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When working with a client, we were discussing storage for an application they have developed. Storage price was a key component for success of this product. I read the BackBlaze posts here, and here -- but I wanted a mix of cost savings, off the shelf parts, and hot-swappable drives. These systems were built in October when we were able to purchase 3TB disks for $129. With the current disk prices, the total cost of the storage node is now about $11500, based on $219 3TB disks. The client needed to store data for archive purposes. They planned on deploying multiple nodes, …

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