choosing the maximum number of bays for the storage box

Hi guyse,

I am looking for a storage enclouser which can be attached to my media server. my range is 1500$ without any disks  and i found this one

First of all , can i attach 2 tera disk in each bay or not in this model?
secondly, can you guyse tell me and advice if i can get better or more capacity with in this amount of money?

i dont mind having two boxes if i can get more space with in this cost.

Also it should support future speeds lets say if we got in future a disk with 3 tera for example.

Thanks in advanced to whom going to replay.

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I will go with a 2U 2.5" 24x hot-swap rack with SATA only drives
Example with SuperMicro SC216 2U racks

In this 2,5" drive market, depending on your IOPS and capacity needs, I will choose a mix of:
  • 500GB SATA drives at 5400 rpm ($90)
  • 500GB SATA drives at 7200 rpm ($140)
  • 300GB WD Velociraptor at 10000 rpm ($300)
  • 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex MLC ($380)
  • 64GB SSD Intel X25-E ($780)
  • 120GB SSD OCZ Vertex SLC ($1350)
500GB x24 in raid 10 are 6 TB usable and 1700 IOPS for $2160 (or $3360 with 7200 rpm drives and 2000 iops)...where 6x WD2002FYPS (2TB RE4-GP) 3,5" drives are $3300 for 6 TB usable and 900 iops

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uaeabudhabi77Author Commented:
Hi  Bigschmuh,

thanks for the replay, but it is not clear.

The   SC216 2U racks  will cost arround 1000$ and it has a 24 bays only but if i choosed  this product
i will be having  with the same amount of money two devices for 32 bays.

Is there some thing spicial i am not aware about which let me choose the 24 bay one which you recommend  other than taking the one i mentioned.

i am looking more into expandabality, speed and stabality. is your option is better in some part  than the product i mention which i am not aware of . please advice

thanks in advanced
My advice was about going to 2,5" drives bay

SC216 2U rack was an example.

The point is you can deliver more IOPS with 2,5" drives
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uaeabudhabi77Author Commented:
Btw, did you notice the iStarUSA 3U 16-Bay $550 rack was shipped with no PSU ?
uaeabudhabi77Author Commented:
thanks man
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