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Extra HDD's solution for Corsair Air 540

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So i've been looking at the Corsair air 540 to use as my 'server' case. I like the 540 due to its height and being able to fit my old crosshair IV formula mobo in it, however it only comes stock with 2 3.5" drive cages. What solutions are the to increase the number or drive bays to 4 or 6 drives in the air 540.

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It comes with 5 2.5" disc trays. You can get 2.5" HDDs, or just put SSDs in them. Are seven discs not enough?

I imagine for a server he'd be looking for higher capacities than 2.5" drives provide.

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It comes with 5 2.5" disc trays. You can get 2.5" HDDs, or just put SSDs in them. Are seven discs not enough?

I'll use at least 1 of those the SSD i have but i just have around 4 3.5 inch drives already in use for storage on the server so id like to be able to mount them in the case.

PC 1 Specs (New) :

Corsair 450D | Intel 4770K | Asus Sabertooth Z97 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance @1600Mhz | Asus STRIX GTX 970 SLI | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | 2 WD Black 500GB RAID 0 | WD Red 3TB | Corsair AX860 | Corsair H110 | 4 Corsair 140mm LED & 1 120mm Fans

PC 2 Specs (Old) :

Corsair 650D | AMD Phenom II X6 1100T | Asus Crosshair IV Formula | 4GB Corsair XMS3 @1600Mhz | Crossfire HD6970's | Asus Essence STX | OCZ Agility 3 240GB| WD Blue 250GB | WD Green 640GB | XFX850PRO | Corsair H100i

Peripherals :

BenQ 2420T | Packard Bell Viseo 220DX | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium | Sennheiser PC360 | Bang & Olufsen Beovox X25's
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So i've been looking at the Corsair air 540 to use as my 'server' case. I like the 540 due to its height and being able to fit my old crosshair IV formula mobo in it, however it only comes stock with 2 3.5" drive cages. What solutions are the to increase the number or drive bays to 4 or 6 drives in the air 540.

You could be a little creative and put some of the harddrives in the other compartment where the SSDs and power supply lies. Using double sides industrial grade velcro or something.

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You can get HDD backplanes for both 2.5" and 3.5" drives that use 5.25" bays.

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PC 1 Specs (New) :

Corsair 450D | Intel 4770K | Asus Sabertooth Z97 | 16GB Corsair Vengeance @1600Mhz | Asus STRIX GTX 970 SLI | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | 2 WD Black 500GB RAID 0 | WD Red 3TB | Corsair AX860 | Corsair H110 | 4 Corsair 140mm LED & 1 120mm Fans

PC 2 Specs (Old) :

Corsair 650D | AMD Phenom II X6 1100T | Asus Crosshair IV Formula | 4GB Corsair XMS3 @1600Mhz | Crossfire HD6970's | Asus Essence STX | OCZ Agility 3 240GB| WD Blue 250GB | WD Green 640GB | XFX850PRO | Corsair H100i

Peripherals :

BenQ 2420T | Packard Bell Viseo 220DX | Corsair K70 | Corsair M65 | Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium | Sennheiser PC360 | Bang & Olufsen Beovox X25's
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I imagine for a server he'd be looking for higher capacities than 2.5" drives provide.

 

Perhaps. It's a solution. It just seems an odd choice of case for a server. Corsair do many cases with ridiculous numbers of hard drive bays.

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