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Modifications for a 15 drive N40L

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ShuG

Flashed BIOS for 3Gb on ODD and multi port on the back esata connector

 

Samsung MMCRE28G8MXP-0VB 128 Gb SATA-300 SSD running Win7

connected to the ODD sata connector taped to the bottom of the chassis behind blue light

Rocket 2720 SGL Non-Raid controller running

channel 1

2 x 3Tb WD Reds (striped)
1 x 3Tb WD Green
1 x 2Tb WD Green
 
channel 2

4 x 320 Gb 2.5 Hitachi sata6Gb drives (striped)
    
ORICO PCI 2.5 inch SATA HDD SSD Hard Drive Rack Mount Bracket

Motherboard SAS connector

Icybox IB-2226StS 2x 2.5-inch SATA Mobile Rack (Pic 31)

2 x 500 Gb 2.5 Hitachi sata  3Gb drives (striped)
 
mounted on 2 Mecanno strips fixed to the casing above the Icybox (Pic 34 the RH fixing point is the screw behind the USB connections


2 Port Low Profile USB 3.0 USB3.0 PCI-E card (no additional power connector needed) (Etron Technologies Ltd)

Startech eSATA USB DUAL SATA HARD DRIVE ENCLOSURE S252U2ERR,
2 x 2.5 drives connected to rear eSATA port for working multiport access.
 

 

For a total of  15 drives 1 x SSD, 4 x 3.5" drives and 10 x 2.5" drives (4 removable)

 

Went for NON Raid as all my backups are on external USB drives

 

 

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Joe_Miner

Wow!

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cskenney

Is this anything like the challenge how many people can we cram into a phone booth?

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ikon

Somebody should contact gstarks and let him know. There have got to be a number of people @ HP who would love to see this.

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ShuG

Update..

             I had to modify the 2nd HDD bracket so both would fit into the case it was too tall.

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iAbdel

Nice ! This Will be my next project!

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ShuG

Update on drive temps using Acronis drive monitor.

 

2 x 500 Gb 2.5" drives  27 & 28 º C

 

4 X 320 2.5" drives 29 º C

 

3Tb Reds 33 & 36 º C

 

2Tg Green 30 º C

 

3Tb Green 35 º C

 

4 X 320 2.5" drives 29 º C

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ikon

Those temps are great; should be no worries about heat issues...

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