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High density disk bay rack chassis - why such a big difference in price?

We're looking for a chassis with 45-60 bays for SAS/SATA disks and we found some 60-bay enclosures at ~ $11000 (see here and here for example - there are others as well). However we found this one ...
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HP 4TB SATA Midline in D2600 - what disk make is HP using & why WD RE4 don't work?

Does anyone know what make of disk HP are using in their 4TB SATA Midline & why WD RE4 don't work? So we use D2600 crates with HP 2TB disks, and just buy WD2003FYYS - pop them in old HP caddies. ...
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Why are enterprise SAS disk enclosures seemingly so expensive?

I will begin by stating that I do not believe this is a duplicate of Why is business-class storage so expensive?. My question is specifically about SAS drive enclosures, and justifying their expense. ...
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reliably and automatically determine connection path of physical position of HDD from /dev/sdX device file

This is kind of a FAQ, but all the answers I found so far are not suited for full automation, which is what I need. So here it goes again. In Linux: Is there a reliable way to resolve the udev ...
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Do SATA disks on an SAS backplane impose cable length limits?

On two Supermicro 847E16-RJBOD1 enclosures, I have trouble accessing SATA disks on the rear backplane with 6gb/s. The only significant difference between rear and front backplanes is total cable ...
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Are there Thunderbolt drive enclosures? [closed]

The only Thunderbolt hard-drive adapter that I've found so far is part of the Seagate GoFlex system. I am surprised no one seems to offer drive enclosures with Thunderbolt yet. At issue here is fast ...
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External 2.5" enclosure SATA power only [closed]

we have these mini-SAS PCIe SATA III controllers. Mini-SAS enclosures seem to run about $500, but I can use a $10 mini-SAS-to-SATA adapter cable so then all I need is an external enclosure that ...
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Rack cabinet - ProLiant DL360 G5 and StorageWorks fit

I'm about to order a rack cabinet/enclosure for our 3 HP ProLiant DL360 G5 servers and 2 StorageWork MSA units. The HP Proliant DL360 G6 is 1U each, and the StorageWork MSA Units is 2U. The Cabinet ...
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Network Server Cabinets - How does the ventilation work?

Recently I've been looking at a range of network server cabinets with a mesh door at the rear. At the top of the cabinet are ceiling mounted fans with dust filters attached. These fans suck air out of ...
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HP D2700 enclosure and SSDs. Will any SSD work?

I've got an HP D2700 enclosure that I'm looking to shove some 2.5" SSD drives in. Looking at the prices of HP's SSD drives vs something like an Intel 710 and even something less 'enterprisey', there's ...
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Cooling for an overheating switch in a enclosure

We have a switch that is contained within a locked enclosure that draws air into the enclosure. The building is a foundry and during the summer I am told the ambient temperature can get very hot (new ...
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Software Raid 5 in Enclosure - Server Crash - Hope?

I'm a software guy. I have inherited a Windows 2008 server that had a 4 disk raid enclosure (one of those Rosewill ones from NewEgg I think) connected to it via eSata. The Windows server was ...
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When ordering SAS replacement drive, does the hot swappable enclosure matter?

I have a dell PowerEdge and need to replace one of the SAS drives in it. I noticed the supplier I order from does not sell a specific "DELL" SAS replacement drive, but they have what appear to be ...
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3 hard drives fail with 2 enclosures and 2 pcs

here is the jist of my very strange problem... I had an old laptop hard drive(120gb toshiba) which was pulled working out of a laptop and placed into an enclosure. it worked fine for a while and saw ...
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Change Default Gateway on HP Enclosure C-Class Virtual Connect

How do I change management default gateway on HP Enclosure C-Class Virtual Connect modules? Thank you all for help
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What size screw to use with IBM NetBay clip nuts or cage nuts?

What is the correct size screw to use with the clip nuts or cage nuts that come with an IBM NetBay 19" rack?
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When using an external SATA enclosure, how can I discover newly added drives (Ubuntu Linux)?

I have been working on a system for processing data on large numbers of independent hard drives. To accomplish this, I purchased a Sil3124A 4-port eSATA controller card and a 10-bay external SATA ...
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Is there a trayless external hard disk enclosure available?

I use in my Server a trayless hard disk rack, something like this: http://www.raidsonic.de/en/pages/products/mobile-racks.php?we_objectID=4343 I wonder if there is trayless external hard drive ...
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HP Blade Enclosures: Passthrough Network Modules or Virtual Connect Modules

I was wondering if people had any opinions. I am a big of the virtual connect modules and have only used the pass through's when the blades weren't virtualized and were running large Datbase Servers. ...