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What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:01 pm
by boe
Hello,

I currently have the the Cooler master CM690 II (mid tower) which comfortably holds about 8 3.5" drives and the cooler master Cosmos II which with a little modification comfortably holds about 16 3.5" drives. I'm looking for a case that isn't as tall as the CM Cosmos II but holds about 12 3.5" drives. I need 12TB drives so I won't be using 2.5" drives. I do not have the space for external storage arrays - I need to replace my CM690 II models with a different case that holds a few more drives.

Re: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:06 pm
by Abula
Rosewill RSV-L4412 would be one of the smaller cases that can hold 12 drives, its a rack server case, but i bet with some light modding/cutting you could make it a sort of tower.

The Fractal Design Define R6 can hold 11x 3.5 HDD (if you can manage to get 5 extra trays, only comes with 6).

If you were to consider full tower size, the Fractal Design Define XL can hold 8 drives and you can add a Rosewill 3 x 5.25-Inch to 4 x 3.5-Inch to hold a total of 12 drives.

Re: What case would you recommend? Mid tower that holds 12 drives?

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:17 am
by boe
Thanks! I think I'll go with the R6 - very helpful - probably wouldn't have found it without you!