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My recommendations vary a bit based on the distribution and approach to ZFS... SSD-only pools work well - However, you need to think very carefully about the controller, backplane and drive layout. Main considerations are: no expanders, use pure SAS HBAs, ZFS mirrors are king. 15k SAS disks in 2014 are Meh - If you need the random I/O performance of SSDs. ...
There's nothing on the market that will make it cost-effective or worth using those particular drives. I do own a SansDigital Mobilstor 8-bay SAS enclosure. It's 8 pounds and measures 7.0x10.5x5.5 inches. It only has SAS output, but can be coupled with a Magma or OWC Helios Thunderbolt expansion enclosure outfitted a Mac-supported SAS card (ATTO, LSI, ...
If you have physical access (to add disks) but it's headless, do one of two things (depending on physical constraints): Attach a KVM Use a crash cart If you are only swapping disks the boot order should not change unless there is a BIOS bug; in which case, try updating or reflashing it.
Nope, not that I know of. This is SOOOO fringe that noone makes something like that. External SAS enclosures with thunderbolt do exist, and they ARE portable, I am just sure they are not your definition of portable ;) It is also off topic here as we do not look kindly on people asking for product recommendations. A good site to ask is this thing called ...
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