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Topic # 79196 14-Mar-2011 18:59
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I'm looking for someone who will sell me some internal drive enclosures (think five hard drives in the space of three 5.25" slots) I have been recommended SuperMicro CSE-M35T-1B's as a starting point but am having trouble locating them in New Zealand.

The likes of Newegg, Amazon etc... have them but won't ship them here. Pricespy is also not helping out. Anywhere else I can look before seeing about alternative shipping?

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  Reply # 448324 14-Mar-2011 20:37
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Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?

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  Reply # 448359 14-Mar-2011 21:29
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Compucon deals with supermicro parts here in NZ. You could also try ED-IT.


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  Reply # 448407 15-Mar-2011 03:25
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I have been told by a couple of people that the major benifit of them - swapping - cant be used because it causes too much shock to the adjacent drives, and that inserting one will acutally make the smart figures on the others get worse. I know on mine it takes quite a shove to get a drive in so once I was told that I have stopped hotswapping them and turn them all off before removing. This was with addonics ones, others may be a little better but from what I have been told they are no substitute for a propper case.

Also, more often then not powering one drive in the caddy up would cause the rest of them to reset and reappear. real helpful when that kicks it out of the raid5 and it has to resync. And yes, I do have the power cables connected correctly to different cables from the power supply.

Esata FTW IMO, but I am still looking for a nicer method than several cheap-as drive cases with annoying power bricks etc.


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Reply # 448428 15-Mar-2011 08:11
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@GolfEcho, that is exactly what I am looking for! I tried searching Ascent but must have applied stricter search criteria because I got nothing initially.

Hmm, turns out that they aren't listed intuitively. They also have the IcyDock range which I was going to look at. Cheers!

@kyhwana2, I will mail Compucon and see if they are available.

@richms, cheers for the heads up. I am planning on sitting a couple of these inside an existing case to expand my storage.

I haven't heard any issues with the two ones I have been recommended. Supermicro & IcyDock. I am expanding my unRAID box. Nothing will be swapped without the entire array stopped and powered down so hopefully I will avoid those issues.

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  Reply # 448523 15-Mar-2011 12:48
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You might also like to check out Look under the backplane modules section. They have a few different types listed.

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