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NORCO DS-12E 12 3.5" Drive Bays One SFF-8088 "IN" connector for connection to the host, two SFF-8088 "OUT" connectors for expansion to an additional JBOD enclosure External 2U 12 Bay 6G SAS / SATA III Expander Rackmount RAID / JBOD Enclosur - OEM

  • SAS & SATA
  • 12 3.5" Drive Bays

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External I/O
One SFF-8088 "IN" connector for connection to the host, two SFF-8088 "OUT" connectors for expansion to an additional JBOD enclosure


3.5" Drive Bays


2U rackmount design
12x hot-swappable SATA II, III/SAS 6G drive bays
Built in 6Gb/s SAS Expander for single SFF-8088 cable connectivity, LSISAS2x36/28 expander IC embedded.
System status indication through LCD, LED (Link status and Activity) and alarm buzzer.
LED indicators for power and activity on each HDD tray
Backplanes are horizontal mounted for better ventilation
RoHS Compliant
1 x 80mm rear fans, 3 x 40mm rear fans

Dimensions & Weight

18.9" x 19.0" x 3.5"
25.0 lbs.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Norco Technologies Inc. DS-12E

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  • Matthew K.
  • 8/30/2012 2:17:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible Product / Bad Description

Pros: Makes the end-user appreaciate the quality in other high-end brandnames.

Cons: - HDD indicator lights do NOT work - they are not hooked up to the backpane.
- Fans run at 100% all the time, you can't adjust the speed even though the GUI in the expander box says you can.
- Powered by a cheap desktop grade power supply.
- Seriously messy wiring inside; non-existant cable management.
- HDD Power LEDS are inconsistant brightness - some are dull while others are very bright. This gives the product a very unprofessional look / feel.
- Manf. clearly reused a case from another project; as there are LAN lights (two of them); and a reset button that is completely useless (they don't do anything).
- The front power button doesn't work. To get it working you have to jumper J3 on the PCB inside.
- No manual! Password is 0000

My biggest complaint would be their technical support. I called Norco to get some answers. Their "only" technical support guy was out of the office. They kept telling me to e-mail them. Finally I just gave up and will NEVER buy a Norco product ag

Other Thoughts: Buy anything else except this; clearly the product was slapped together with spare components. Norco has just cost-cut me as an enduser. This product is junk, and their technical support is non-existant.

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  • Aki K.
  • 3/31/2011 12:14:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple, effective

Pros: I purchased this unit to provide simple plug-in expansion. It worked like a charm. I spent more time attaching drives to trays than getting the setup humming and configured.

Cons: Does not come with the interface cable. That's not much of a negative, but considering that the controller supports only one type of cable connector, they should've dropped one in.

Other Thoughts: Doesn't have a redundant power supply. Not horribly bad, but something to keep in mind.

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