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Old May 24, 2013, 01:08 PM
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Hi all,

Recently, a friend of mine gave me a Chenbro RM31408 Rev B rackmount case and I was thinking of using it as my file server since it has 8 hot-swap drive bays (I currently have 4x2TB drives and planning to add more as well as a dedicated RAID card).

On the other side, I was wondering if the drive backplanes were going to be a bottleneck for the drives. I'm planning to use it as a file server using Server 2012 (SMB file share running VM's).

Any thought on this is welcome.
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Old May 24, 2013, 01:42 PM
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Hi all,

Recently, a friend of mine gave me a Chenbro RM31408 Rev B rackmount case and I was thinking of using it as my file server since it has 8 hot-swap drive bays (I currently have 4x2TB drives and planning to add more as well as a dedicated RAID card).

On the other side, I was wondering if the drive backplanes were going to be a bottleneck for the drives. I'm planning to use it as a file server using Server 2012 (SMB file share running VM's).

Any thought on this is welcome.
Backplanes serve no purpose in bandwidth. They are a connector between the drive and sata bus
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