There are currently only 16 drives located in the front (room for 4 more with power cables already in place, so there won't be any additional bulk there). That would bring it to 20, and then the 6 below the power supply, which will bring it to 26 total. I plan on reverse mounting the drives in that area again, using the custom power cables, everything should be neatly hidden behind the hard drives themselves. If I get to that point, of needing to jump into those bays, I will probably have to source a new motherboard capable of holding another 8 Port PCI-x4 sata card, the current one is maxed out
The ONLY thing I wish I could have differently, would be a new fully modular, black braided power supply (Corsair AX would be awesome) to complete the interior look of the case, and shorter SAS-Sata cables that were braided, these ones are 3ft long, I could definitely do for 1.5 FT, but all others on the market are ugly unbraided. Given those things, it turned out exactly as I was hoping it would.