Ultimate Plex Server

Plex2020

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I'm new here and have a question Im building a Plex server with RSV-L4412 – 4U Rackmount Server and in the future add a second chassis without a motherboard, basically I want to connect all the drive in both cases to a single motherboard!

What Card or cards do I need to do this?

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BoredSysadmin

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you could use a SAS PCIe card with internal and external ports.
The sticky in this sub-forum has all the details and models you need:

p.s: 12 drives in 4U seems wasteful.
This is how the pro's do it :
Not sure if it's a good price or not. I haven't been tracking them. I got 12 drives in 2U Xyratec shelf with 2 SAS IOMs for around $140 shipped.
SAS shelves support SATA drivers, but without interposers complain about it. SAS controllers don't complain :)
 

Spartacus

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If you haven't bought it already a 12 bay supermicro chassis would be about the same price and alot higher quality in a 2U form factor(but would use more power, and make more noise/heat). If you wanted to stick with 4u there are 24-bay options cutting the need for you to add on a shelf later.
Any of the supermicro chassis would make a solid choice as the netapp shelves if you added one of the jbod cards :https://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-cse-ptjbod-cb1-jbod-power-board-diy-jbod-chassis-made-easy/

What os are you planning on running?
 
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