[CentOS] OT supermicro server chassis?

Monty Shinn montys at videopost.com
Mon Dec 15 21:15:15 UTC 2008


Gordon McLellan wrote:
> Does anyone have a supermicro 942i server chassis?   I'm trying to
> figure out if it has a true nine 5.25" drive bays, or if the one
> occupied by the 3.5" caddy is special / crippled.
> 
> What I want to do is install three of the supermicro 5x3 hot swap
> backplanes and I'm gunshy about buying one site unseen.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Gordon
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Gordon,

Yes, it does have 9 bays available.  I have stuffed 4 of these chassis 
with 3 of the 5 bay hot-swappable SATA enclosures, which allows me to 
run around 11TB raid 50 (9.1TB formatted with XFS).  The 3.5" caddy 
slides out just like the spacers.

Can't be happier with the chassis/power supplies.

I have included a link below for a reference.

Good Luck.

Monty

http://www.wiredzone.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=30744293
http://www.wiredzone.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=10017099


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