NetApp 4486 for ~$400 shipped

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  1. BeTeP

    BeTeP Active Member

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    I was browsing ebay looking to pick up another cheap DS4243 disk shelf for an upcoming project when I stumbled upon this abomination Netapp DS4486 Shelf (diskless, trays included), 2x IOM6, Rails | eBay

    Honestly I did not know it existed. Probably because it was usually priced out of my budget. The next cheapest one is listed at $1500 before shipping and the third cheapest is about $5000.

    The funny part is how they fit 48 x 3.5" drives in 4U space. The answer is by using double trays like these:
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    There's a supermicro chassis that does that too. I'd be terrified to use those, especially if I was running RAID. IF you don't build the array right, pulling out one of these could brick your box.
     
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    Yea, the tandem drives are a PITA. You basically have to take our 2 HDD's to replace 1, nasty stuff.
     
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  4. BeTeP

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    I would not probably recommend anyone to use the hot-swap feature with this enclosure myself. But I am using these (not 4486 but 4243 ones) mostly for cold storage - they are only powered on during backup. So ensuring uptime is not a problem for me - I would just swap the drives during downtime.
     
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    How loud are these?
     
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    Holy crap that was in my back yard! Geez, I had no idea there were homelabbers around here like that. With our heat, I'm sure the ac bill for that lab is huge!
     
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    Its gone.
     
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  8. BeTeP

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    Wow. If anyone reading this forum bought this - please report back with your experiences. I am wondering if it would support all 48 drives if only connected via single IOM. That's how I use my 24 drive enclosures.
     
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