Deal? Supermicro SC846E1 24 Bay Chassis $270

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Yeah only 3Gbps. Forum member has a backplane for SC846 chassis:

Our very own eduncan911 has the part: FS or TRADE: Supermicro SAS2 6-Gbps Backplane for SC846/SC847 Chassis $230 shipped (lower 48)

The TQ (24 SATA connectors) or A (6 SFF-8087) non-expander backplanes should be cheaper but not sure the part number.

Edit: SAS-846TQ. Not sure if they have a SFF-8087 A Version for the SC846, I understand the SC847 has it.
over 70 pages of SAS Backplane info: http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/chassis/tower/SC846.pdf
 
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Yeah only 3Gbps. Forum member has a backplane for SC846 chassis:

Our very own eduncan911 has the part: FS or TRADE: Supermicro SAS2 6-Gbps Backplane for SC846/SC847 Chassis $230 shipped (lower 48)

The TQ non-expander backplane should be cheaper but not sure the part number.
Ah, I see...it's an all in one unit unlike my Norco case without a built-in expander. I guess this makes this an OK deal then.
 

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Those SAS 3G backplanes have serious issues supporting SATA drives.
 

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Ebay link: 4U Supermicro 24 Bays Storage Server Chassis SC846E1 R900B 846EL1 2X 800Watt PS | eBay
Supermicro product page: Supermicro | Products | Chassis | 4U | SC846E1-R900B

The seller, Mr. Rackables, has several of these for sale. Based on the specs, looks like they have SFF8087 connectors, but only a 3Gb backplane? Anyone know if I can swap in a different, SAS2 expander? That would make these a good deal I think.
PM me I have 2 846 chassis with SAS2 backplanes I may sell...I can probably do $370 including shipping in USA..