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Old February 5, 2011, 07:57 PM
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Default Case with 14 3.5" drive bays

Anyone know of a case with this many drive bays? Hopefully tooless if possible, I was thinking of maybe a 10 bay one and getting those adapters to make 3 5.25" bays into 4 3.5" like this,

NCIX.com - Buy Thermaltake iCage 5.25IN To 3.5IN Aluminum Drive Bay Convertor W/ 120MM Blue LED Fan - A2309 In Canada.

NCIX.com - Buy Vantec HDC-800A Drive Bay Converter 2X5.25 to 3X3.5 With 80MM Cooling Fan - HDC-800a In Canada.

And then running all of this on free NAS to make a massive file server :D What do you guys think? Also help me with the case please and thanks. I'm looking for one with hopefully 10 bays and hopefully I'll just pop a SSD in there for the main boot drive ya know.
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Old February 5, 2011, 08:17 PM
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Fractal Design XL can hold 10 drive bay and you can always use the 4X 5.25 with adapter for 3.5 so up to 14 drive bay :) I think for the price it would be your best bet.
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Old February 5, 2011, 09:55 PM
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Would you consider scavenging drive cages from old computer cases and modding/painting them to suit the case you have/like to buy?

There are 5x3.5 HDD to 3x5.25 bay units but they are over $100

What about using 2 pieces of sheet steel/aluminum and making your own 5.25 bay to HDD adapters - you could adjust the HDD spacing for ventilation as you see fit.
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Any Lian Li full sized tower

They come with 10 stock, and more can be added onto the 5.25 bays.

Like this: NCIX.com - Buy Lian Li PC-A71F Black Aluminum E-ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 1X3.5 10X3.5INT No PS USB Audio eSATA 1394 - PC-A71F In Canada.

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Old February 10, 2011, 04:00 PM
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Why not go with one of the SuperMicro chassis? It's a little pricey but it comes with a power supply, hot-swappable drive bays and some of them will come with SAS Expanders* (keyword here is SOME)

Such as this one for example,
Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Chassis | 3U | SC836E1-R800V / SC836E1-R800B
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Old February 11, 2011, 08:20 AM
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