SSD hot swap rackable unit

moose517

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Hey guys, hoping maybe you can help me find something and not result in sticker shock either LOL. I'm wanting to expand my storage server into another chassis. Only this time i'm wanting a chassis that has hot swap bays for 2.5" drives. Looking for either a 1u or a 2u unit. No complete system i plan to link it to my main server using external sas ports. The cheaper the better as well. If there is nothing i might just have to get something with a few optical bays that i can replace with 2.5" hot swap units :(.
 

vr.

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Chenbro.

or

10 x 2.5 hotswap $573.00 (presumably has backplane with sgpio to blink failed drive) (I think these might have an optional power board to alert them to power on with the main server)
http://www.serversdirect.com/product.asp?pf_id=CS8575

or

find an inexpensive 1U that has 2 x 5.25 bays exposed and mount a pair of these in it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16816215303
or these
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817994095

or

find a used chassis on ebay that will take a hotswap backplane in a 3.5 or 5.25 bay

or

$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811219026
and add a hotswap cage in the 3.5 bay

or
1U x two 5.25 bays and add a pair of hotswap cages
http://www.atxcases.com/p3554-rm-1105-1u-configurable

or

maybe you can find this fella
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MppmvhB1cH4
http://www.xcase.co.uk/1u-with-8-2-5-hotswap-caddy-p/case-rm108.htm
 

moose517

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hmmm thanks for the links vr. I guess as much as i was hoping to find something like that supermicro its too much right now. Kinda wish norco had something LOL. I"m gonna look more at chassiss with 5.25" bays with some of those 5.25 to 2.5" devices. Too bad i can't find one with 3 5.25" bays thats still 1U so i could add another module as i need it.
 

mwroobel

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Hey guys, hoping maybe you can help me find something and not result in sticker shock either LOL. I'm wanting to expand my storage server into another chassis. Only this time i'm wanting a chassis that has hot swap bays for 2.5" drives. Looking for either a 1u or a 2u unit. No complete system i plan to link it to my main server using external sas ports. The cheaper the better as well. If there is nothing i might just have to get something with a few optical bays that i can replace with 2.5" hot swap units :(.

How many drives do you see yourself needing now, and how many would you like to have the ability to expand to in this build?
 

x98gulinski

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I'd say just get one or two of the 4x2.5 in a 5.25 slot hot swap caddies. I've got one on order it's hotswap and sas/sata, for about 70 bucks.
 
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