Posted Fri Apr 9, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
It’s an exercise in excess, but Snapstream’s monster DVR will hold thirteen years worth of television.
DVRs are constantly expanding. We have a need to record television for later, and to access that recording whenever we want. Even the largest DVRs can’t keep up with our voracious appetites for content, until now.
Snapstream is known for doing crazy things to DVRs, but this one surpasses them all. It’s got 8 Xeon processors, 68 2TB hard drives for a total of 136TB of storage. Assuming a quality of 2mbps, you’ve got 13 years of recording time. Kicking it up to a digital signal yields a bit less.
It’s got the same TV search tech used by The Daily Show and The Soup, and since it’s all clustered together, it’s searchable as one big drive. Sure , it’s more than you could really want or need, but you have to admit the Snapstream DVR is impressive.
It’s also unnamed, at the moment. But if you come up with one for them, there’s an iPad in it for you.
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