Supermicro 826 backplane in 825 case, anyone tried it?

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AveryFreeman

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Mar 17, 2017
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Hey,

I'm stuck with a Supermicro CSE-825TQ-R540UB case, and I just got a new motherboard for it, and now I'm realizing there's only the TQ-style backplanes available for it, I can't upgrade it to a backplane with a SAS expander (for multipath)

I was wondering if anyone's tried to put an 826 backplane in an 825 case? I'm thinking if the 8 drives in the 825 case at least line up with the bottom 8 of the 826 expander, it might work, the top 4 drive connectors might just be obscured ... (?)

If anyone has any idea, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks
 

Fritz

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Yea, I've been wondering why prices have been going up. Guess people are at home due to COVID19 with nothing to do but build new servers to pass the time, lol.