[CentOS] eSATA drive enclosure of a full PC?

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Sun Feb 21 08:21:01 UTC 2010


Slack-Moehrle wrote:
>> a bunch of vendors sell 5-in-3 sata hotswap adapters that hold 5 SATA 
>> drives in 3 HH external bays of a jumbo tower chassis.  they seem to run 
>> about $100.  each drive bay has its own sata port on the back of these.
>>     
>> example of one of these,
>> http://www.amazon.com/SUPERMICRO-Hot-Swap-Mobile-System-Cabinet/dp/B00009ILU0
>>     
>
> So I am confused, where does this go? It is external? Or does it fit inside a full tower case?
>   

it fits in the HH 5.25" external bays of a big tower, where you might 
put CDs or tape drives.  it takes 3 HH 5.25" bays and holds 5 3.5" drives.

use a big tower that has 7 HH bays, and you can have a DVD and 2 of 
those 5 drive bays.




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