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Tithonius

I have so many questions. iStar E-490-JB

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok, so today I have been looking for a long term solution to my home Unraid box being full. I currently have this case. (http://www.istarusa.com/en/istarusa/products.php?model=D-410-DE8-225T)

I am setup with some 8TB disks and some other second hand hardware. But the issue is that the server is really getting full. I have the black tray handles and would like to build a DAS that has the same trays, or even the same enclosures. I found that istar sells this chassis (http://www.istarusa.com/en/istarusa/products.php?model=E-490-JB) but i am not sure how exactly to make it work. I can get more of the drive enclosures and fill the chassis no problem. I have no idea how to even do something like this in a case like that. I would ideally like to just grab a bunch of the istar 5.25 to 3.5 tray-less enclosures that match my existing chassis then wire them all to have just a sff-8088 port in the back. (My server already has a sff-8088 external port on the LSI 414e that i have.)

 

The idea is that i'm looking for something like this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LSQOY6G/?coliid=IIFZY6G21MO0I&colid=33G0P1X5AFZZ6&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) but with istar trays that match my server that i already have. Wont mind buying parts and building somthing, but have no idea where to even start and google has failed me. Thanks for the help!


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Posted · Original PosterOP

I also would like to refrain from having cables hanging out the back of my chassis, and would rather have a port and use an external cable. I could be convinced if it was not too ugly.


Collecting every single CPU in existence? Is it possible? I have no idea, but i'm sure gonna try! http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/341848-dont-throw-away-old-cpus-im-collecting/

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So i guess this is the solution im looking for? http://www.istarusa.com/en/raidage/products.php?model=DAGE412U20-3MS is that right? would i need to wire all 3 ports in the back for this chassis?


Collecting every single CPU in existence? Is it possible? I have no idea, but i'm sure gonna try! http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/341848-dont-throw-away-old-cpus-im-collecting/

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5 hours ago, Tithonius said:

So i guess this is the solution im looking for? http://www.istarusa.com/en/raidage/products.php?model=DAGE412U20-3MS is that right? would i need to wire all 3 ports in the back for this chassis?

Looks like each box of 4 drives has its own HBA. In that case, you would need to hook up all three, yes.

 

Other than that, that box does look like a pretty good solution for what you're going for here.


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