seeking recommendation -- external multi-drive enclosure
I run a tech-writing business from my home and I have a collection of drives from retired workstation. Most are 200-400 GB sized. I want to create a repository and backup farm. Can someone recommend an enclosure so that I might:
** put several drives into one box to avoid (a)separate power
adapeters, and (b)need for separate desk or shelf space
** connect "the box" as an external drive stack
** disk space available to Linux (NFS or other linux native)
** disk space available to various win-dose (SAMBA or similar)
[note -- NFS okay too if there is an FOSS edition of NFS)
** prefer ethernet attached
** prefer browser-based administration
** My preferred linux is Ubuntu family (Debian kin-folk).
I don't mind a roll-your-own project, but I need something that is very complete parts list -- this box, these cards, those applications and utilities, an so on. Most of the small system-box enclosures don't offer much room for drives. Most of the small system-boards don't offer larger numbers of drive controllers or controller slots.
Thanks in advance,
OR I have misunderstood and you just mean you don't want to have a seperate PSU for each drive in the enclosure? (As an advantage over using multiple single or double drive enclosures.)
Most products will give you the rest.
~~~ Dan 0;-D
You could get the following.
AeroCool S9 Pro
three ICY DOCK Multi-bay backpane SATA hard drive
three Addonics 4X1 Hardware Port Multiplier (AD4SR5HPMUS)
Any AMD motherboard like a 780G
SeaSonic SS-550HT 80plus (550 watts)
The ICY DOCK should fill up all nine 5.25 inch drive bays of the AeroCool S9 Pro. The AeroCool S9 Pro comes with an over size fan for sufficient air cooling and while being low noise, so rear fan is not needed. The Addonics provides a cheap way for hardware RAID with out depending on software.
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