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i think you could get a case with as many bays along with an expansion card for as much. what kind of cases are people using for their 20tbs of storage around here jw (sry to threadjack)
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Im using a norco 470 rackmount case holds 10 drives. I added 1 hotswap bay. Once I fill a drive I buy 2 more, 1 to duplicate the one I just filled (put in the hotswap while doing so) and the other to start more storage. Once I duplicate it I take it to my brothers house in hopes both our houses don't burn down at the same time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by venndia;12358857 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816132016&cm_re=raid_enclosure-_-16-132-016-_-Product

With one of these, I would just add the card and plug it in. Would it only work as a bootable OS array or would the machine pick it up as just extra storage once I set it to a raid configuration.
You plug that into a pc (one that is on 24/7 most likely).
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post #34 of 37
Are you seriously going to have that much storage and no redundancy? What is all this storage for?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thrash408;12308124 
If you have your heart on a server with that much storage you will need a good raid card for sure.
Not really. SATA controller cards such as the SuperMicro AOC-SASLP-MV8 would work just as well. For the configuration, there are many options to choose from:
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post #36 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by hick;12368321 
Im using a norco 470 rackmount case holds 10 drives. I added 1 hotswap bay. Once I fill a drive I buy 2 more, 1 to duplicate the one I just filled (put in the hotswap while doing so) and the other to start more storage. Once I duplicate it I take it to my brothers house in hopes both our houses don't burn down at the same time.

Or get a cheap case and a couple of these....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856999209

I got one for my comp, holds 3 hdds no problem and keeps them cool. A dude on there said he had 12 drives in a WHS build he did, and used 2 of those in it. Also, on the redudancy issue....WHS would be a good use. It will only make stuff redundant you tell it to be. Not like a raid 0+1 or raid 1 which does everything. WHS is useful and based off of server 2003 at this point, which from everyone I've talked to, is better than the newer server 2008.
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You could always build something similar like mine. Charles Server.
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