Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
HoLyCoW

Need Advice. Moving from Synology. Q about Rack Mounted Systems

1 post in this topic Last Reply

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

So in the past, I just had a Synology DS411+II with 4, 2TB (Old Seagate Barracudas) drives in a RAID 5 configuration.

 

I was just going to offload the data from the 2 TB drives onto another computer, then reformat those drives for use in Unraid. However, it seems that the case I have for my server only supports 4 drives and since I have an almost empt 15U rack, I was thinking of getting a rack enclosure. However, it’s been a while since I’ve looked into controller hardware.

 

I’m looking for advice on an HDD rackmount enclosure and/or if I should go SATA or SAS or even mini-SAS. My sata connections on the mobo are full too (just 2), so I’d like to get a controller that also will let me add a couple more drives inside the server tower.

 

[edit]

Just found out that something like this exists:

 

Rosewill RSV-L4500 - Server Case or Chassis, 4U Rackmount - 15 x Internal Bays, 8 x Cooling Fans Included

 

Could this be a viable option?

 

And why would someone go for something like this RAID Machine N4424RM 24-bay 12G SAS Expander Rackmount JBOD Enclosure for $2000 when they can just get a server case like above that already supports 15 drives for about $200?

 

Does something like this RAID machine HAVE to run a RAID configuration? Can’t it just be hooked up to an Unraid server and used as a data array? I mean, it even says, JBOD.

Edited by HoLyCoW

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this