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Hey all,
I was just wondering if it's possible. I have a bunch of 15,000 2Gps fibre channel drives in racks at home but I was wondering if it's possible to install into a PC. Do they make a fibre channel card PCIX? Right now the racks and everything are at the house but i live in an apartment and Its too loud to have all 35 drives in their racks in my tiny apartment. I would really like to find a card that is PCI 8x or something but even an SATA to fibre adapter would work too. I don't need them for their speed i just need more space.
 

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huh..ive never heard of those...lemme see if i can find you something.

ill edit the post if i find something or not.

edit: sorry man, couldnt find anything =(
 

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Those are only HBA Host bus adapters They only plug into the controller then the controller plugs into the racks which holds the hard drives. I guess they don't make any type of adapters. It sucks bc I have over 3TB in fibre channel drives and im out of space on my pc
 

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It's at my house in Ohio and im in my apartment in Kentucky
and when i VPN it's way too slow to send files. But thanks though
 

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The racks and controller prob total around $200,000 and are meant for large corporations to put into their computer room which is like 40 degrees. so there's really no way to make it quiter
 

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Fibre Channel is the high end of the high end designed for large corporations. That means that Fibre Channel controllers are quite expensive if you're looking for a new one. The other difficult thing is that the connector on the Fibre host bus adapter will not plug directly into a drive. You will need an optical to SCA or a 2Gb copper to SCA adapter.
Your best bet would be the rack you have, which probably has a Fibre backplane in it. You just need to hook the host bus adapter up to the box.
 

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I have the controller but it's external rack mounted. I was wondering if they made a controller card for pc's so i don't need a huge rack setup for storage.
 
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