Looking for for chassis to support lots of ssds in decent price

iliak

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i am looking for a chassis that can store approx 72ssd for a 4u (approx 250-300TB of raw data before redundancy)
looking for best price\value.

the ssds will be orders in batches (not all at once)

best price for ssd\speed i found is for PM983 3.84TB SSD fast and under 400$ for unit, the problem i can't find a chassis that store lots of nvme ssds in low price,

i only found (supermicro 2028r-nr48n ) but it way over our price range
looking for refurbished server, home you suggest a model, (target price is 3-5k $ for chassis+cpu+ram)
can be a split into two 2U servers,
 

BlueFox

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You aren't going to find anything cheap with that many NVMe bays. Even the 24 bay ones, if you're lucky enough to find them used, run ~$3000 each. You should probably go for SATA instead of NVMe. You can easily get a 72 bay chassis within your budget then.
 

azev

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Pure NVME chassis are still very expansive, but I start seeing hybrid (few NVME & SAS) chassis getting more affordable recently.