hard drive only enclosure

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I am looking for a case with 8+ hot-swappable 3.5'' bays. I need it to be cheap, quiet and small.

The case only houses SATA drives and standard-sized ATX power supply, midplane is optional. RAID card in another server has SFF-8087/8088. It does NOT need to be rack-mountable. Plenty of storage server cases can do it but 2/3 of space is wasted as there won't be a motherboard in it, and those cases are loud.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

K D

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Are you looking for rackmount cases or desktop style cases?


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K D

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Did not read the post right. You've mentioned that you are not fixed on rack mount. Silverstone DS 380, Norco itx-s8, unas nsc800 are all small cases that can be used as extremely quiet jbods.


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Did not read the post right. You've mentioned that you are not fixed on rack mount. Silverstone DS 380, Norco itx-s8, unas nsc800 are all small cases that can be used as extremely quiet jbods.


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Thanks. These are nice, just a bit pricey. Even the power supply can be optional. I am thinking just use 3.5 in 5.25 cages as "case".
 

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Thanks. These are nice, just a bit pricey. Even the power supply can be optional. I am thinking just use 3.5 in 5.25 cages as "case".
From someone who has tried bridging power from a storage server to an external JBOD - get power in the JBOD. That went poorly.
 
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