IBM EXP3512 or EMC KTN-STL3

DieBlub

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Dec 11, 2017
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Hi,
I hope you guys can help me out. I'm just starting my homelab journey and am looking to build a "small" storage solution. I have come across some cheap IBM EXP3512s and EMC KTN-STL3s. I would like to use them as a DAS directly connected to my R520. Can anyone tell me if these support 8TB SATA drives without issues, i.e. either not recognizing them or the fans going absolutely berserk. I know the EMC needs special caddies with a FC-SAS interposer ( 204-116-603 I believe). Are there any other gotchas I should be beware of? Any reason to prefer one of these over the other?
I'd be happy for any input and suggestions.
Cheers!