Yes, that would make quite a nice NAS. You really wouldn't even have much need for any add-in cards since the HBA and extra NICs are already on the MB. Problem is that there are few, if any, deals on E5 v3 CPUs and DDR4 memory is still quite pricey - it would be an expensive MB/CPU/RAM. But you'd end up with quite a nice system.Do you think I could a Supermicro X10SRH-CLN4F and make a killer NAS hooked up to a C6100 or two. (Any suggestion for expansion cards?) Many thanks.
In terms of noise there's a thread on this:What's the noise on this one like? dB? Or relative to some common hardware, here; like a C6100, or Quanta LB4M, etc?
Might be good for a different thread. Let me know if you want to move it.This may be the wrong place for general discussion on these solutions but...
Supermicro 837E16 Rjbod 3U 28 Bay 16 Front 12 Back SuperChassis Storage Array | eBay
Are these largely similar? I have a situation at a CoLo facility that is pretty tight on rack space, and this seems like a pretty nice density. Though, there are the 4U 24 bay that sometimes hit $500 and are often $1000, this seems like a reasonable way to "not waste the back half" of the unit, and get some additional density? Reads as though it has only single port SAS expander if I'm reading this right? Any feedback from anyone, largely about cooling?
I believe that model is also a SAS1 expander, so not the best option if you are using any SSD. And the price does not put it into the realm of "great deals".The one you linked is a JBOD only instead of a unit that can hold a server also. If that is what you are looking for, it may be a solid option. Also, if you are tight on space, it does help.