|Type:||Dell PowerVault MD1000|
|Disks:||10x 450GB 15,000 RPM SAS disks in RAID 10|
|The Name:||The name of the disk array isn't really much of a big deal, as you can't actually log into it (or even connect to it to manage it). We chose "worf" because it was not only a Star Trek reference, but wasn't a Harry Potter reference!|
It connects via a big thick SAS cable, which plugs into a Dell PERC 6/E controller with a battery backup unit, and 512MB of RAM. The RAM is on the controller, sitting in the host server, not in the array itself. The controller does all the work - the array is essentially just a big, rackmounted box of disks.
It was connected in February 2010 to Minerva and took over the storage of /storage, which holds member home directories and webspace.