[plug] [OT] Server Hardware "shops"

Bernd Felsche bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Tue Mar 20 09:58:53 WST 2012

On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 05:29:37 Tim White wrote:
> In the near future I'm looking at building my own server that will 
> eventually take upto maybe 8 HDDs for storage requirements, as well as 
> being a server for a number of functions.
> For this reason, I'm probably going with 3-4RU cases, and hot swap 
> cages. I've seen a few cases with 7 5.25" drive bays, and seen a number 
> of 5 in 3 cages (5 3.5" drives in 3 5.25" bays), so assuming I have 1 
> for DVD, that allows upto 10 drives.

> So the question is, where do pluggers go for their server hardware? I'm 
> ideally going for standard kind of motherboard with a few extra SATA 
> controllers to allow me up to 8 drives (plus an internal for OS).

> To keep it semi On topic, this server will be running Linux, like all my 
> other machines around. :-P

One of my projects was to set up a bunch of replacement (Linux)
servers for a customer. I found Norco cases at Techbuy to be good on

The project didn't proceed as unfortunately, the customer went out
of their mind and decided that it was more "comfortable" to go
"industry standard" because some nitwit told them that they weren't
spending enough of their turnover on IT.

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