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    im building a server for someone who specifically asked for external-axcess hot swapable hard drives, between 4 and 7 drives, i was looking around, and the only case i found that meets this criteria is a zalman gs1000
    http://www.lagoom.com/Zalman_GS1000_...id-583280.html
    i was wondering if anyone has either used this case, or recommend a different case they have used. Rack mount is out of the question for cost and space reasons
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    Re: hot swap case

    They have the item on newegg and they got some review there. They all loom pretty positive
    One is the black and the other it the metal color
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811235015
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811235014
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      Re: hot swap case

      Would your friend be fine if you bought a regular full-sized desktop tower (like a Antec Twelve Hundred) and placed 4-7 HDDs within 5.25" hot-swap bays?

      I'm thinking of 5.25" hot-swap bays similar to this:



      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121178


      I've never seem any pedastal type server towers with more than 4 hot-swap bays. Other than a rackmount, that's the best idea I can come up with myself.

      Maybe Apophis or someone else might have a better solution?
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        Re: hot swap case

        thanks for the links.. im going to dig on that..
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        • #5
          Re: hot swap case

          Supermicro is the name of the game.

          Just one of several that offer 8+ HS bays:

          http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811152047

          Do a search for Supermicro, then filter by server chassis, type pedestal. HS bay count is listed in newegg's quick specs.

          Not a huge fan of their pedestal towers, but when you're looking to find server towers with specific specs, they're the go-to company.
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          • #6
            Re: hot swap case

            Originally posted by Spyder View Post
            Supermicro is the name of the game.

            http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811152047

            Not a huge fan of their pedestal towers, but when you're looking to find server towers with specific specs, they're the go-to company.
            All the reviews I've read (NewEgg) indicate they might be using cheapo PSUs and a few of their cases use non-standard PSUs as well.
            Last edited by Acreo Aeneas; 05-05-2009, 06:15 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: hot swap case

              Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
              All the reviews i've read indicate they use cheapo PSUs and a few of their cases use non-standard PSUs as well.
              Your options are seriously limited if you're looking for a true backplane mounted HS server.

              Insofar as the power supply, they're proprietary, so of course everybody says they're cheapo.
              That said, they're average at best, but loaded on the 12A which is an absolute must. I haven't run into any problems with the few I've worked on, but you could always switch it out with an appropriate replacement. All of the pedestals I've worked with had standard PSU mounts. *Shrugs*

              Either way it's something Tonk can look into.
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              • #8
                Re: hot swap case

                Tonk, does your friend have a budget for this project or is it whatever works? All these options aren't exactly cheap, so that's why I'm wondering.
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