Question Custom HDD Storage Caddy Rack or Server Rack?

Dec 20, 2019
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For years I have wanted to make my own HDD caddy, like a computer tower but made out of HDD's, that have been lieing around. I have around 27 x 3.5 and 1 x 2.5, and I want to make a tower, have a PSU, connected up with sata, but the thing I need help with is connectivity to the main rig. I wanted it to connect via USB 3.0 or maybe a PCI card through SATA.

Yes I know I can buy caddys online, and yes I can buy external drives, but I have 1TB harddrives of space sitting here for years, all tested and pased everything with very little on time. I was considering of buying a server rack but I only want a cheap one, only one or two rigs will connect to it at one time.

Any suggestions or help would be gratefully appreciated.
 

popatim

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How many drives were you thinking?

If you wanted to use most of them then I would use a Server chassis make a Nas out of it.
In addition to the Chassis, you need a small motherboard, processor, ram, Raid card (Flashed to IT mode if you don't want raid), and an expander card (to get more sata ports)
 
Dec 20, 2019
22
3
15
0
How many drives were you thinking?

If you wanted to use most of them then I would use a Server chassis make a Nas out of it.
In addition to the Chassis, you need a small motherboard, processor, ram, Raid card (Flashed to IT mode if you don't want raid), and an expander card (to get more sata ports)
I wanted to use all of them, a fair bit of TB's.
 

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