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Since it is not possible to buy the Storinator tower by it self. Can anyone recommend something similar?

 

Right now I have a FD Define R5, and I will soon run out of space. 

 

Requirements: 10+ 3,5" - Space for ATX motherboard

Would be lovely with drives in the front, but not a requirement at all

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11 minutes ago, HellDiverUK said:

I think the general way of doing lots of drive bays is get one of the big Coolermaster cases that has 5.25" bays all down the front, and fill it with 5-in-3 bays.

 

http://www.coolermaster.com/case/full-tower/trooper/

 

That would get 15 bays, plus any 2.5" bays the case has.

Yeah I was thinking about that. They are just not any pretty cases (That I have found). Except for the Nexus Prominent 9, but that doesnt seem to be available anymore 

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I like the look of the Lian Li D600, but it can only do 15 disks in 5-in-3s I think.

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1 hour ago, Tybio said:

I like the look of the Lian Li D600, but it can only do 15 disks in 5-in-3s I think.

That could work, but it is really expensive

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It is, very much so.  But it's the living space acceptable alternative to a massive rack mount, and slightly cheeper than those ;).

 

 

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On 1/10/2018 at 8:32 AM, ZataH said:

Yeah I was thinking about that. They are just not any pretty cases (That I have found). Except for the Nexus Prominent 9, but that doesnt seem to be available anymore 

 

I just saw a note somewhere that they announced a refresh to the big cases at CES.  I haven't seen what the updates are, but perhaps they made them a bit less obnoxiously styled.

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4 minutes ago, Tybio said:

 

I just saw a note somewhere that they announced a refresh to the big cases at CES.  I haven't seen what the updates are, but perhaps they made them a bit less obnoxiously styled.

45drives/Storinator or Nexus? Could you find a link for that? I was not able to find anything

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1 minute ago, ZataH said:

45drives/Storinator or Nexus? Could you find a link for that? I was not able to find anything

 

Sorry, the trooper line...I should have quoted the whole post you were responding too...my bad

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I recently bought a supermicro cs-846 case. 24 drive bays.  i also bought 6 orico 2.5 to 3.5 adapters to mount to the 3.5 inch bays.

 

the case with a x9dri-ln4+ motherboard was 900.00 including shipping.

 

The cpu upgrade for a matched set of E5-2695 v2  for 300.00

 

The memory upgrade to 128GB ecc ddr3 ram was  190.00

 

the seperate CPU coolers 2 x cooler master hyper212 was 70.00.

 

total cost 1460.00 well worth it.

 

 

2018-12-22 17.52.20.jpg

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On 6/26/2019 at 8:18 PM, Frank Ruhl said:

I recently bought a supermicro cs-846 case. 24 drive bays.  i also bought 6 orico 2.5 to 3.5 adapters to mount to the 3.5 inch bays.

 

the case with a x9dri-ln4+ motherboard was 900.00 including shipping.

 

The cpu upgrade for a matched set of E5-2695 v2  for 300.00

 

The memory upgrade to 128GB ecc ddr3 ram was  190.00

 

the seperate CPU coolers 2 x cooler master hyper212 was 70.00.

 

total cost 1460.00 well worth it.

 

 

2018-12-22 17.52.20.jpg

This is the way to go. Most of us came from gaming or workstation builds and are not used to server rack mount cases, but a supermicro case, backplane, and motherboard are industrial grade reliable and just work. 

 

I went from big huge tower case (Coolermaster Cosmos) to Rosewill 4U server rack mount case. If I did it all over I would just go with used supermicro 846 24 bay 3.5" case, Supermicro Intel 2011 motherboard and be done with it. I dont have a "rack", it just sits on a shelf in my basement.

 

Look at this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SuperMicro-CSE-846-24-Bay-SAS2-BP-Server-w-X9DRi-F-2x-6-Core-E5-2620-2Ghz-Sleds/192950842364?hash=item2cecc433fc:g:PkoAAOSwXFldA9Al:sc:FedExHomeDelivery!48138!US!-1

 

hard to beat for the price (24 bay case+motherboard+2 processors) you just need cheap used ebay  DDR3 ECC Registered memory and potentially a SAS/SATA HBA drive controller, but that motherboard might have one built in.

 

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