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Lots of 2.5, 3.5 and 5.25 conversion brackets, cages and hot-swap bays

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/03/12

To get me some ideas on what is available on the market right now: ADATA, CORSAIR, CRUCIAL, PLEXTOR, SAMSUNG, INTEL & OCZ SSD (SG OFFICIAL DISTROS WTY).

For ZFS, this seems the controller of choice:

For high-density data,

For fast data:

Everything needs to fit in something like this HP XW6600. For Raid-Z3 you need many drives according to Raid Calculator | Raid Disk Space Utilization Calculator | ServeTheHomeSTH – Server and Workstation Reviews (as it can loose 3 drives: ZFS Raidz Performance, Capacity and Integrity Comparison @ another calculator for risks: RAID Reliability Calculator – Simple MTTDL Model – ServeTheHomeSTH – Server and Workstation Reviews.

You can also use the below bays for instance for Finding Uses for Old 2.5″ Hard Drives | | Que.

A few remarks on 2.5inch disk solutions:

SATA power: Silverstone SST-CP06 4x SATA – Specificaties – Tweakers.

And 3.5 inch solutions:

3.5 inch solutions to research, as they all have fans:


One Response to “Lots of 2.5, 3.5 and 5.25 conversion brackets, cages and hot-swap bays”

  1. […] I did some research on controllers and hard drives, and I wonder how much of it is still current: (A quick calculation shows I should be able to get at least 14 externally accessible M9T drives […]

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