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I am running low on space with 24x 8TB drives (don't ask..). I figure the cheapest method is to go to a 32x drive case since I already have 6x 8TB spares.

 

This is what I am looking at:

Case: http://www.ipcdirect.net/rpc-2132-2u-rackmount-server-case-w-32-hot-swappable-sata-sas-6g-2-5-drive-bays/ 

(2x) SAS Cards: https://www.amazon.com/16-PORT-Int-6GB-Sata-Pcie/dp/B003UNP05O/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?keywords=LSI+LSI00244&qid=1581702997&sr=8-2-fkmr0

 

Any potential problems you can see with this case/cards and unraid?

 

Thanks.

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Any other 32bay cases you know of? Ideally I'd want something like 6U but they all come with existing hardware ($2000+). The norco is the cheapest 32bay I can find by far.

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Whats your thoughts on this 36 bay case? Only 2 120mm fans. Seems toasty. I can't find any images of the insides. I believe they are SAS connectors inside? I am not dealing with 36x SATA (lol)

 

https://www.newegg.com/istarusa-d-410-de36/p/N82E16811165665?Description=36-Bay Hotswap&cm_re=36-Bay_Hotswap-_-11-165-665-_-Product&quicklink=true

 

 

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1 hour ago, johnnie.black said:

No experience with that brand, but it's for 2.5" drives.

Ah damn. So is the Norco. Sooo what's the cheapest 32+ bay case for 3.5" drives? I can't find any that are under $2000 because they come with hardware.

 

I have 2x Norco 4224 cases. Couldn't I just buy the SAS cards, stack the cases on top of each other, drill some holes, and just use bays in the other case? Not ideal, but it beats spending $2000.

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I bet best option is netapp shelf unit or one of hp 70 drive unit https://www.aa2zsupply.com/product-p/10178.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh5_dgcve5wIVQ6MYCh17OQm0EAQYGCABEgJ3lPD_BwE

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5 hours ago, tritron said:

I bet best option is netapp shelf unit or one of hp 70 drive unit https://www.aa2zsupply.com/product-p/10178.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh5_dgcve5wIVQ6MYCh17OQm0EAQYGCABEgJ3lPD_BwE

Given the 30 drive limit for the array in unRAID, don't you think that might be just a LITTLE overkill? :D

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14 minutes ago, sota said:

Given the 30 drive limit for the array in unRAID, don't you think that might be just a LITTLE overkill? :D

30 Array Drives + 24 In a cache pool + whatever unassigned.

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27 minutes ago, Squid said:

30 Array Drives + 24 In a cache pool + whatever unassigned.

right...

 

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:D

 

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