BestDuplicator - Premium 9 Bay Case with Duplicator Power Supply - (for 1 to 7 Target DVD/CD Duplicator)

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19 May, 2019
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15 May, 2019
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19 May, 2019Price Drop$79.68
15 May, 2019Price Drop$80.61
30 Mar, 2019Price Drop$95.3
28 Mar, 2019Price Increase$95.46
22 Mar, 2019Price Increase$95.28
5 May, 2018First Price Seen$99.99
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  • BestDuplicator Brand
  • BD-9BAY Model Number
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    Optical Drives, External Components, Computers & Accessories, Disc Duplicators, Electronics, Computer Components

Reddit Reviews and Recommendations

  • 8 Reviews
  • March 6, 2019 Last Review Date
  • Feb. 21, 2018 First Seen Review Date
  • 2 Reviewed on Subreddits

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Discussion and Reviews on Reddit

My plans to expand [Advice requested] [R]

3 months, 4 weeks agobstegemiller posted submission on DataHoarder.
Jan. 21, 2019

I currently host 10 drives in a Node 804 however have now run out of room to expand. I have looked at up-sizing the case but 24 bays in the UK cost £300+ and as a result I want to make the most of what I have already.

I have done a lot of research as SAS expanders are new to me and I would really appreciate someone giving a sanity check to my plans. I already have an unused tower chassis and a PSU I can use. As a result I am considering buying:

  • A LSI-Sas9201-16e SAS Controller Board (To go in my existing Node 804)
  • SFF8088 to SFF8088 lead (To connect Node 804 to new case)
  • A DAS power board - Supermicro-CSE-PTJBOD-CB1
  • A SFF8088 to SFF8087 converter board
  • SFF8087 to SATA leads

I have three main questions (points of uncertainty):

  1. Is it worthwhile going down the SFF8088 to SFF8087 breakout route or should I just buy SFF8088 to sata cables?

  2. The DAS board that is recommended is not easily available in the UK. Can I run an old motherboard without CPU or RAM just to get the power boot functionality?

  3. Does anybody have experience using Chinese boards in this type of setup (example - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-24-Bay-SAS-Expander-Card-487738-001-468405-002/131899608865?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D55149%26meid%3Deaddddc8ec5f4dc48d7076ac21b8192c%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D131899608865&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226)

Let's see your kit. [R]

11 months, 3 weeks agoDrak3 posted submission on DataHoarder.
June 2, 2018

I'd love to see what kind of setup you guys have for all your bits. Can we post pics, server porn if you will, of your data stores.

11 months, 3 weeks agoDrak3 posted comment on DataHoarder.
June 2, 2018

this, but for the money, i'd really recommend something else. the lenovo SA120 seems like it would be good.

I guess this is what I get for not going for a rackmount DAS? [R]

1 year agoDrak3 posted submission on homelab.
April 26, 2018
1 year agoDrak3 posted comment on homelab.
April 27, 2018

to follow the rules, and please the moderation team, adding a top-level comment w/ details about this:

I was building a tower DAS using this case and some triple 5.25" to 5x3.5" bays to expand my NAS storage. what I didn't realize was that the case didn't have actual PCIe slots, but had Centronics/parallel port punchouts. because I didn't want to spend another $80 for the proper SFF-8088 to SFF-8087 adapters, I just used the zipties, as shown. here are additional pics of the build.

I guess this is what I get for not going for a rackmount DAS? [R]

1 year agoDrak3 posted submission on homelab.
April 26, 2018
1 year agoDrak3 posted comment on homelab.
April 26, 2018

this case. It was linked by someone over at /r/DataHoarder, but the product listing has shitty pictures. maybe there's a trick to it that is from before my time, but it can't properly mount PCIe cards because the slots are just holes; PCIe cards are l-shaped.

Starting an energy efficient homelab for storage/vm [R]

1 year agosoccergoon13 posted submission on homelab.
April 24, 2018

Hello everyone,

originally I was looking for a new storage solution but the more I look into the topic, the worse it gets. At the moment I'm using a NUC with a Fantec USB3 case attached to it (52TB). Since I'm running out of space I'm looking for an alternative. Energy Efficiency is an issue at well over 0.3 EUR/kwh. I was thinking something around 100 TB for starters. Since 5TB 2.5" disks are as expensive as 10TB (per TB) I was thinking of 2.5" SATA! drives (engergy efficiency). Is that a bad approach? So from what I understand I need some kind of SFF/LFF enclosure (Rack mounting is possible btw), a HBA and maybe a SAS expander. What would be a reasonable choice of hardware? Since my storage requirements are growing the whole system should be expandable.

2nd consideration: I'm using my old gaming PC to run virtual machines (mostly programming environments, 4-6 at a time). Is it worth it to buy a better machine and combine storage/vm? Alternatively put my machine in a 4U enclosure?

3rd consideration: From time to time I like to fire up windows to start some games on my (slow) notebook. Would OVMF/PCI passthrough be feasible?

Cheers

1 year agosoccergoon13 posted comment on homelab.
April 24, 2018

I would think a DIY pentium or Atom board with SFF and this thing with breakout cables would be pretty efficient.

I'm toying between trying an all-in-one nas/server-vm/etc device vs compartmentalizing with Qotom-like devices that are chunked for particular purposes. The Qotom and NUC's are as efficient as you can get, but 5 of them and you start to question "just get one thing."

I'm always bothered by the "spend more for efficiency" problem. In the end, the cost savings of something more power hungry may be a wash after 3 years. Pay now or pay later

I have a new rack, and lots of hard drives I need to utilize. Need advice. [R]

1 year, 2 months agosoccergoon13 posted submission on homelab.
March 11, 2018

So I just got a small 8u rack and a few mATX cases (rack mountables from rosewill and startech) that i am moving my media server and pfsense builds into. problem is I have about 9 storage hdds (3.5in) that I have been using to store my files. none of the cases has even close to that amount of bays, nor do I want that kind of solution.

i could MAYBE cut down some of the hard drives if I move a lot of data around, but this is not ideal. i am looking for the cheapest/best solution to be able to use this hard drives with my media server (Emby, mostly). i would get 8gb HDDs and just swap it all to that, but i dont have a budget for that unfortunately (cough if Seagate wants to hook it up i am cool with that cough) :-)

some kind of nas? before I was using external hard drive hot swap USB devices, but I would like to move to something a little more elegant and safe.

i was looking at maybe getting two of these:

https://www.amazon.com/Mediasonic-ProBox-HF2-SU3S2-SATA-Enclosure/dp/B003X26VV4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1520792831&sr=8-3&keywords=4+bay+hdd+external

or something similar. but i wanted to check with my brothers and sisters here and see if there is a solution i am missing.

also, i am located in PA if anyone has some kind of solution or rack mountable thing I could buy from you, worth a shot!

thanks so much <3

1 year, 2 months agosoccergoon13 posted comment on homelab.
March 11, 2018

I'm eyeing this: https://www.amazon.com/BestDuplicator-Premium-Duplicator-Supply-target/dp/B008T5WHX6/

To use with SAS when I get a new set up.

Right now I use a Lian-Li 7 bay mitx case with this addonics card (5 sata -> esata if you have port multiplying or 5 sata -> usb3 https://www.amazon.com/Addonics-AD5HPMREU-Storage-Controller/dp/B005TLJZ92/

Don't pay that much for the card, I got it for $100 from Addonics

HDD DAS enclosures? [R]

1 year, 2 months agoonethatislazy posted submission on DataHoarder.
March 6, 2018

Hi. I'm thinking about a way to connect 6-8-more? disks to my homelab computer, and about using HTPC as homelab server. I'm looking for a HDD enclosure that I might use in living room. It's hard to find good looking HTPC case, and impossible to find something with tons of HDD options. I see some nice synology expansio units. Looking for something similar, but cheaper. Able to replace all the internals: I have controllers, cables, etc. I could easily get something server-grade, but looking for something that is more appropriate for living room.

1 year, 2 months agoonethatislazy posted comment on DataHoarder.
March 6, 2018

Yup i have two and wished now i kind of went a different route. It washes out my video playing in my theater room a bit and hear them clear upstairs. From the other poster looks like swapping fans is not worth it.

There was a poster somewhere (maybe different reddit group) that converted one of these (Premium 9 Bay Case with Duplicator Power Supply) into a JBOD DAS.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008T5WHX6/ref=s9usimhgwi2?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pdrdi=B008T5WHX6&pdrdr=07e38127-2184-11e8-a77e-4f4ee7533ebd&pdrdw=VUU3q&pdrdwg=Eos7Y&pfrdm=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pfrds=&pfrdr=8N3DR31MDJ2X7ZN2EZQV&pfrdt=36701&pfrdp=e6624b56-7cc1-411f-9d12-9cc8feb6c214&pfrd_i=desktop

Just add in an expander/LSI card and a JBOD power board or whatever setup you want to use. Than you get 15 bays. The cost ended up being almost 400 when done.

EDIT: Still they are pretty solid so you can't go wrong with one. Except possibly noise. Just get dual PSU and don't forget to take out the second IC Module if you don't want orange lights. I keep mine in but just popped out enough to not be plugged in. That way the airflow doesn't get messed up with a hole in the back.

My new DIY 15 bay DAS (more info in comments) [R]

1 year, 2 months agopeva3 posted submission on DataHoarder.
Feb. 21, 2018
1 year, 2 months agopeva3 posted comment on DataHoarder.
Feb. 21, 2018

Total came out to ~$400.

Case $93:

BestDuplicator - Premium 9 Bay Case

Bays $65 each:

3x Kingwin Aluminum Five Bay Hot Swap

Drives:

8tb EasyStores, already had them all and prices varied over the different sales BB had.

Then I'm using an HP SAS Expander I bought off eBay for $18, and powering the card with a pcie extender that people normally use for GPU mining. (Card just needs power, not data, so it works out really well)

Various SAS cables I already had, etc.

Whole thing is just one SAS 8088 cable, super easy.

Here's the PCIE extender:

PCI-E Extender Riser Card Express USB 3.0 1x to 16x Adapter with SATA Power Cable & LEDs for BTC Miner