[olug] RAID chassis recommendations
obiwan at jedi.com
Tue Jul 10 17:45:20 UTC 2012
I need a new drive array to use in my server rack at home.
* 2U tall
* holds at least 8 hot-swap SATA drives
* has at least 2 GigE NICs
* external USB3 is a plus, but not required
I plan to run openfiler (or similar) on this. It will initially be my
backup array for all the machines in my house, but may eventually also
host my (in-house) shared media from a different RAID set in the same
chassis (hence the 8 drives).
Anybody got any recommendations? Quickly browsing NewEgg shows the
cheapest matching chassis is $1100 (diskless), which seems a lot more
expensive than I was expecting.
If any of you have any recommendations on models, or even retailers,
I'm all ears.
Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com PrairieRimImages.com
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