Cheap case for massive number of hard drives?
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Technical Help Read more Posted June 13, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. How about the molex cable and the SATA connector? Posted June 14, I don't even see a SATA connector?? I take it there should be one? SATA for the motherboard. Posted June 17, Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.
Register a new account. Sign in Already have an account? Joined Mar 24, Messages 4, 1. Cosmos S has room for 10 HDD out of the box and plenty of room for much more, if you get 1 or 2 extra cages. The Von Matrices Feb 11, Thanks so far for all the help. You all have convinced me that my budget is probably unreasonable if I want something pre-made or easy to modify.
I thought about W1zzard's idea of getting a second case or a cube case, in my situation I don't have enough floor space to support two cases side by side. I also need to occasionally transport the system, and if it's two cases it's a bit of an annoyance to disconnect them before transport.
I could bolt both cases together and cut a hole in each side, but then the problem becomes that when a drive in the RAID fails and needs replacing, I have to disassemble the entire system in order to separate the two halves and access the drive.
I looked at some of the large cases suggested. I just can't decide which to use. The two issues I am trying to resolve are: Does anyone know if these are even available for sale and what their prices are? All the reviews of the case have the SSD behind an unfilled drive cage. Does anyone know if you can use both at the same time?
Thanks for the continued help. I have a mm fan sitting in that spot! EDIT- here's a neat little gadget: The Von Matrices said: The SSD rack is actually on the backside of the case, so all locations should be available. I would try it right now on my D and R cages, but I can't find any 3. It must be in very short supply because even if I look in the German site it's backordered.
I don't think it will be easy to find one. Thank you to both for your help. Joined Aug 11, Messages 4, 1. Joined Nov 22, Messages 25, 5. Must be a tower and not rackmount. I've been looking around and it seems the difference between the top cage and the bottom cage is that the top cage doesn't have a slot to mount another cage on top of it while the bottom cage does. In the 3rd position, I don't need a cage with the slots on top so maybe the top cage is the one I would want.
I'm going to keep investigating. If astetics aren't an issue, why does it need to be a tower? It even looks like you can remove the flanges and handled if you want, it looks like they are only held on my a few screws. I checked mine- the top cage will work but you would need to drill new holes and use longer screws. The 4x plastic disks on top, which are also on the bottom of the upper cage, can be used as spacers to raise the bottom up enough to clear the side of the case with the lower HDD tray.
Joined Dec 23, Messages 1, 0. It looks like they just moved their existing bottom HDD rack over to the 2nd position. Joined Jul 25, Messages 10, 2. I think with a little modification the Fractal XL is the way to go. It's a sweet case! I almost got it for my server case upgrade unitl deciding on the define R4. Norton "sold" me on it!