how do u mean cheaper? and wichi norco case ar u talking about?
i already have the pc343 case, i just want cheap solution to put in 30 drives infront in 5.25 bays.. im not interested into hotswap, as this is my HD content streaming server, and i have my drives on all the time..
i've checked the californiapc site, but cant find them.. would need some pictures, to see how it looks likes
Now, one last piece to the puzzel.... drive mounting units. I called CalPC and it turns out that they have increased their prices for the drive mounting units I originally bought for $30 or so a pop, they now want $50 a pop + shipping.?
Ahhh, nice job. That's the one I was thinking of.
Just check Ockie's Galaxy 2.0 build here (The very same CalPC units):
But here's an important bit of info about those CalPC 5in3 units:
So six of those would total up to $300, the same cost as the Norco RPC-4020 case.
However there is another alternative if you're that dead set against hot-swap:
3-to-5 Mounting bracket - $29
Very bare, more than likely have to rig up a fan in front of the cage. Though $29 is a bit too much though...
Quick question, how do you have 36 SATA ports available?
you should really consider that Norco casehey, thanks for the links! i have already found a company here that can make u everything out of aluminum, so im going to drawing board, and will make 5in3 bays..
Asus P5BV/SAS (12ports)
2× AOC SAT2-mv8 (16ports)
1× Adaptec RAID 3805 (8ports)
I ran across these while looking for something else.