Homerr Posted January 10 Share Posted January 10 I searched a bit here and the web and don't quite see if this is a thing - SAS Expander case with a backplane. Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology for my searches. I'm looking to expand my server with more bays - 20 of 20 are full now. I have a old Norco RPC-4020 which is in a rack and I'm happy with it in general. I have a x16 slot open (x4 electrical) and am wondering if there is a setup with an expander card, cable to a second case (rackmount if possible) with 8? +/- drive bays (hot swap/front accessible a plus). A sub question would be can x4 electrical on the PCI-e slot support 4 or 8 drives? Plex is the main use, 98% one user connected. I have a mix of 10/12/16tb drives with 2x16tb parity drives, but would like more storage space without ditching the 10tb drives. Does this exist and can it be done for hundreds $ instead of thousands $$$ ? Quote Link to comment
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