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I assume with a SAS expander you need sas drives? If o they are a boat load more money then the sata drives I'm looking at. Also I can't see your raid card I assume I don't have access?

edit never mind I can see it.
Nope, you don't need SAS drives. SATA drives will work with SAS cards with the correct cables. My card comes with the cables to connect 16 sata drives.
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ahh cool I'll look into it. thanks
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ok Updated Spec's Will be placing Orders on Mondya so please feedback (anything but its overkill, get a dual core etc)

I decided on

Lian Li PC-A71F With a Icy Dock MB455SPF-B Drive Bay
Asus P867 Pro
Intel 2600K
Corsair 1000HX
Nvidia GTS 450 (never know may fold on it)
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15 Hitachi 2TB 7200 Drives
-- OS raid 1 (2 drives) I may decide ot go SSD on O/S -Whats the smallest drives I can do? --Data 13 Drives in Raid 6 with 1 Hot Standby for 20TB Usable. Any special things to note about a 20TB data Volume?
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Make sure you have long SATA cables so you and organise it really neatly and get good airflow
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Make sure you have long SATA cables so you and organise it really neatly and get good airflow
yeah I try to keep all my pc's neat and clean
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