Best 24 port raid these days

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by paradoxblue, May 9, 2018.

  1. paradoxblue

    paradoxblue Gawd

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    I am looking to setup a 24 drive norco box.
    My google results are all 2 or 3 years old. Whats the best bang for your buck these days?
    Mostly media. Nothing heavy.
    Also if i populate this with 8tn or even 10tb drives.. Can windows see the full drive or whats the cap?

    Thanks
     
  2. WestSidaz

    WestSidaz Limp Gawd

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    I havent went with LSI 9211-8i + HP SAS Expander in my couple systems and third system is getting similar at the end and has been working flawlesly for many years.. Expanders are dirt cheap.. also u can get those sas cards cheap and there is different cards what u can use :)
    One other way is to buy case where is expander in it so u will only need one 2 port card.. Like https://www.xcase.co.uk/collections/4u-rackmount-cases/products/424-ex-pro

    I am using max 8 tibbers in my systems and been working fine :)
     
  3. rive22

    rive22 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Just fyi only because you mentioned it, you can sort google results by date
     
  4. Stefan75

    Stefan75 n00bie

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    Norco and Supermicro cases are the most popular I think.
    If you use such big drives (8TB+), make sure to have enough parity.. (double disk failure during the long rebuild)