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Old August 8, 2011, 12:42 AM
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I may be getting a 3ware RAID card for free and thinking about building a VM server using ESXi. Is there any benefits of using a 4U case over a regular ATX case with 8+ HDD slot and plenty of fans? I'm not looking into hot swapping drives.
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Old August 8, 2011, 07:23 AM
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The simplest answer is "layering and expansion". The whole point of a rackmount is that individual portions can be added/removed/replaced without effecting the unit on a whole. If your intent is to run a small home server that will likely have the same/similar hardware for years, then a rackmount is likely a waste of money and space. However, if your thoughts are leaning towards a larger scale project or global domination, then rackmount may be the way to go.
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Old August 8, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I am currently using this http://ncix.com/products/?sku=48398&...nologies%20Inc. for my server case as it offers me quite a bit of hard drive space for my home server. Unfortunately it appears to be on back order....
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