Currently running with 2x 6TB internal disk drives in my old PC. I wanting to expand more, but I have run out of space.What are anyone’s thoughts on expansion? I would like to expand to about 6-8 disks. So a 4 expansion would be good. There is of course the following options
External USB - Just off the shelf, buy a bunch and plug. A bit messy really. Also cheap generic PSU would think…
JBOD - Found a few on amazon, but the cheaper ones have bad reviews.
NAS - Obviously quite expensive. Great for expanding. Fast speed I guess. But an extra box!
New Case - I could get a new case with lots of HDD bays, I would need a SATA PCIE card as I only have 6
I am thinking of the new case as its neat and tidy, and won’t be expanding to a massive farm. Something like 6-8 disks? The PC I would be using is already running burst, but also some space is left for Storj. I also intend to use this as a Plex server.
As I write this, I think a new case would solve the problem… Any thoughts on one with a 6-8 bays?
I wonder if I could make something to hold the drives in the existing case?