Any hot swap cages larger than 5 in 3?

lucidrenegade

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Has anyone come across hot swap drive cages that are larger than 5 3.5" in 3 5.25"? I know I could do multiple cages, but was curious if there was like a 9 in 6 or something.
 

Fritz

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5 in 3 is the largest I've seen. I have a couple of them and would have bigger ones if I could find some.
 

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I've seen quite a variety of different sized ones that are specific to whichever server chassis they are meant to be installed in. But for generic ones that fit into (multiple) regular 3.5" or 5.25" bays the biggest I've seen is the 5-in-3.
 

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I've never seen anything larger than a 5n3 for a 3.5" drive. I've seen 8 in 1for 2.5" drives made by icy dock.
 

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Those things look slick i just can't imagine the thermals of that many 7mm drives is easy on anything
They are meant for SSD's which won't run as hot as spinning disks.

I envisioned an array of them as soon as the 2TB mushkins come down in price.
 

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They are meant for SSD's which won't run as hot as spinning disks.

I envisioned an array of them as soon as the 2TB mushkins come down in price.
you should temp a fully loaded SSD, they get hot themselves, I imagine some thermal throttling might occur in that situation
 

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I have one I retired because SSD temps were hitting 55c. This was in an over cooled case (6 110mm fans).
 

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I have one I retired because SSD temps were hitting 55c. This was in an over cooled case (6 110mm fans).
what type of ssd did you test/what workload? that's far lower than i'd expect under a sustained load although the 6 fans might have helped if they were all using aluminum chassis
 

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I imagine those might get a tad toasty, i've got a pair of 2tb 850 pro's and they get uncomfortably warm to say the least
EDIT: just checked they're running at 30c in a 3.5 inch bay of a cs24-sc dell which i suppose feels more uncomfortable after they've been running for a few weeks(they're part of a camera system) but more density wouldnt help that at all
 
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