ABS Tigas 10 hot-swap bay desktop/server

Dec 29, 2018 Culver City, CA

$131
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I've posted this before, but it's way cheaper this time.  I priced too high last time because I was fearful of shipping costs.  Instead, please consider this price + whatever shipping to your specific address costs once I know the address and can go to a UPS store and find out.  Onward...

Remember that time a company called ABS made Lian Li build the weirdest server case? yea, nobody does, but it's a great idea, and has a lot of great qualities of both a gaming case, and a server case. 

- 10 hotswap bays in front for your spinning disk Raid6. 3 non-hotswap bays in back for your boot raid1 or 5 of SSDs.
- still has all proprietary original parts included. Tried to get pictures of all the brackets and screws for you.
- has a few scuffs here and there, overall in good shape

here's the original newegg link for more info: 

[Newegg Link]

The honest pros of this case: 10 hot swap bays without that rackmount server noise. foam insulated sides. Wash-able front fan filter. Supports large motherboards up to E-ATX and CEB.

The honest cons of this case: Can be hard to clean. Getting old, wouldn't say it rattles, but there can be some fan hum that comes and goes, and the front panel doesn't snap in as tightly as it used to.

Neither pro or con, but you should know: hot-swap is a motherboard/raid controller quality, not a bay thing.

if you hook all these hotswap sata ports up to your motherboard's onboard sata, it may not pick up drives without a reboot. If you hook them up to a real SAS/SATA Raid/Hba card with breakout cables, like the LSI 9280-8i or something, they will be real hot-swap. The back-plane here is pass-through, not SAS expander, you need something that can drive 10 discreet Sata ports.

There's a secret free bonus gift worth around $350 that should help you get 8 of these bays up and screaming.  It was a pre-release product demo though, so I can't "sell" it, or admit that LSI gave it to me in the first place, and I think it doesn't have a drive failure buzzer installed, but it has 2 numbered miniSAS-HD to Sata breakout cables.

Feel free to ask any questions about operation or config options.

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