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Extreme Storage Needed - We have the solution

Published by Richard Parry on 3rd Oct 2013

Are you looking for a high capacity storage server chassis? We have a wide range of rackmount server cases that accept multiple fixed, or hot-swap hard drives.

We have a huge range, but today I thought I would detail our larger chassis that can accommodate a lot of storage drives (SSD’s or hard drives).

Logic Case SC-1304



Starting from 1U were have the SC-1304. This chassis accepts up to an EEB Extended ATX motherboard, has 4x 3.5” hot-swap drive bays and takes a single 1U PSU. This is a popular, low cost, but versatile chassis. The backplane on this supports 6Gbps SAS and SATA and uses discrete (individual connectors on the rear). Also each drive bay supports both a 2.5” and 3.5” drive. No adapter is required and screw holes are available on the caddy for both drive sizes.


Logic Case SC-2112



On to 2U we have our flagship model, the SC-2112. This chassis accepts a CEB (standard ATX) motherboard so is relatively short depth, as a depth of only 550mm, but accepts 12x hot-swap SATA/SAS 6Gbps drives. Each caddy also takes 2.5” and 3.5” drives, so can be used with a combination of SSD or traditional hard drives. Assuming 12x 4TB drives are used you could install 48TB of available storage in this chassis. The chassis also accepts standard 2U single PSU’s and 2U redundant PSU’s. It is a perfect marriage of components to make a brilliant rackmount storage server.


Logic Case SC-2332



Another 2U model is our SC-2332. This is a 650mm deep chassis and accepts an EEB Extended ATX motherboard, single 2U or redundant 2U PSU. The feature of this chassis is its 32x 2.5” Hot-Swap Bays (7mm Max Height). Each bay supports a SAS or SATA hard drive or SSD and will run at 3Gbps or 6Gbps. Connectivity to the host system is through MiniSAS connectors. In total there are 8x MiniSAS connectors on the system. Our customers frequently use a single port SAS Controller along with a SAS Expander to make this a cost effective, high capacity storage system.


Logic Case SC-316




Our most popular 3U storage chassis is our SC-316 range. It has 16x 3.5” Hot-Swap Bays, all compatible with 2.5” drives (SSD’s and Hard Drives) and is compatible with SATA and SAS running at 6Gbps. There are 4x MiniSAS connectors (1 per backplane). Within the chassis is room for an EEB Extended ATX motherboard. There are two versions of this chassis; ATX PSU Support and 3U/2U ATX PSU Support. The SC-316-ATX will take a maximum of a MicroATX motherboard, but allows a cheaper ATX PSU to be used, such as our SC-ATX550, a cost-effective 550W Server-Grade 80plus PSU. The SC-316 will accept the EEB Extended ATX board and is compatible with a single 2U PSU, redundant 2U PSU and redundant 3U PSU.


Logic Case SC-4324



This is by far our most popular 4U storage chassis. It is a fantastic large chassis that will provide enough capacity for many installations, from small SOHO to large enterprise. The chassis has 24x 3.5” hot-swap bays, each supporting 3.5” or 2.5” SATA/SAS drives. The case accepts up to an EEB Extended ATX motherboard and has plenty of internal cooling to support the drives and any combination of motherboard, from a Micro ATX up to an EEB with dual CPU. The chassis accepts a standard ATX PSU (any ATX PSU, e.g. 120mm fan, 140mm fan or 80mm fan) using an adapter bracket that’s included. Brackets also included allow for a Mini Redundant PSU and a 3U Redundant PSU to be installed, making this system a highly available and reliable server solution. We have customers who use this chassis with 24x 4TB Western Digital RED 6Gbps SATA drives, giving 96TB of available (pre RAID overhead and disk overhead) storage capacity in 4U!


Logic Case SC-4364



The final system in the series – The Logic Case SC-4364. This is an absolute monster of a storage system in 4U. This chassis accepts 64x 2.5” hot-swap drives (7mm height). These can be traditional hard drives or SSD’s, or a combination of both. The backplane is 3Gbps and 6Gbps compatible, with MiniSAS connections to connect to expander cards or HBA/RAID controllers within. While 2.5” drives are not at the capacity of 3.5” drives yet these systems still pack a punch with the amount of drives they can accept. Let’s run the numbers. Each system will accept 64x drives. Assuming each had a 2TB drive installed this would allow you to get 128TB of available storage in a single chassis. If you populated a full 42U rack with these chassis, placing 10 systems in the cabinet (leaving 2U spare for switches and PDU’s etc) this would give 1.28 Petabytes of available storage (1,280TB, or 1,310,720GB!)

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