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NORCO DS-24D 24 3.5" Drive Bays 6 x SFF-8088 external connectors External 4U 24 Bay Hot-Swap 6G SAS / SATA III Rackmount RAID / JBOD Enclosure

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  • 24 3.5" Drive Bays
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External 4U 24 Bay Hot-Swap 6G SAS/SATA III

Rackmount RAID/JBOD Enclosure

Features


DS-24D
  • 4U Rackmount design
  • 24X hot-swappable SATA II, III/SAS 6G drive bays
  • 6X SFF-8088 external connectors
  • LED indicators for power and activity on each HDD tray
  • Backplanes are horizontal mounted for better ventilation
  • RoHS Compliant
  • OS Independent
  • Come with full range power supply

Specifications

Drive Bay 24 x hot-swappable SATA II, III/SAS 6G drive bays
Cooling Fan 3 x 80mm rear fans
Connector Six SFF-8088 external connectors
OS Support OS Independent
Power Supply Options Come with standard ATX power supply
Dimensions (W x D x H) 19 x 18.9 x 7.0" (483 x 480 x 176mm)
Packing Double boxes
Weight (without hard drive) 38lbs (17.2kg) (NET) 41lbs (18.6kg) (GROSS)
Environment Temperature 32 - 104°F (0 - 40°C) (Operating) -4 - 140°F (-20 - 60°C) (Non-Operating)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95%, non-condensing


Learn more about the Norco Technologies Inc. DS-24D

Model

Brand
NORCO
Model
DS-24D

General Spec

Drive
SAS & SATA
External I/O
6 x SFF-8088 external connectors

Expansion

3.5" Drive Bays
24

General Spec

Temperature
0 - 40 °C
Humidity
5% to 95%,non-condensing
Dimensions
18.9" x 19.0" x 7.0"
Weight
38.0 lbs.
Features
4U rackmount

Drive Bay: 24 x hot-swappable SATA II, III/SAS 6G drive bays

Cooling Fan: 3 x 80mm rear fans

LED indicators for power and activity on each HDD tray

Backplanes are horizontal mounted for better ventilation

RoHS Compliant

OS Independent

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Norco Technologies Inc. DS-24D

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  • Matthew W.
  • 6/2/2014 6:19:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent

Pros: -Easy to work with
-Standard ATX PSU (Ships with quality PSU)
-Standard fans (Easy to change-out)
-Decent Customer support

Cons: -One rack handle was broken, CS replaced promptly...
-Loud fans but easily replaceable

Other Thoughts: Case seems easy enough to work with.. The PSU can be swapped out pretty quickly with a standard power supply if it goes bad. The case I got shipped with a fairly good quality Seasonic.

Unless this is going in a datacenter, the fans that ship with the box are loud, as noted but most norco products. I was already prepared for that with different fans...

I bought some IBM M1015s [LSI cards] with internal to external cables. (Messy but works great!) I used FreeNAS to setup a pretty nice ZFS file server.

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  • Anthony H.
  • 11/21/2013 7:26:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Effective compact way to add drives to your rack. No funky features to get in your way like port multiplexing or RAID -- just 4 drives per SAS cable getting you a separate full performance link to the system for each drive.

Seems to have a regular seasonic ATX power supply in it.

Cons: Super loud. Easily the loudest computer equipment I've ever owned. There is no fan control, they all run at 100% all the time no matter how many drives are installed.
The drive trays seem to have sort of a nice hot swap style to them but still require screws between the drive and "handle" so if you actually need to replace a drive you're getting out the screwdriver anyway. You could move the drives to different bays really quickly though.

There is no easy way to tell which ports are for which bays.

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  • Michael F.
  • 8/28/2013 9:33:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNot an awesome first experience

Pros: 24 Bay's of SAS awesomeness.

Cons: I decided to do a quick test run without any drives, and without it connected to my SAS controller and it instantly let out a huge pop and smoke started pouring out of the back. Turned it off, poped open the top and turned it back on. The power supply was fine, but the third level bay started smoking severely. I decided to unplug all but the top rail so I could do some quick testing with my Intel SAS card, and moved it to my test station that has resetable fused outlets, and the moment I powered the unit on it would immediately blow the fuse. I tried several times on several fused outlets with the same result.

The three fans in the unit are REALLY loud.

On futher inspection, the units are broken out into 6 boards, with each SAS connector controlling 4 drives. I originally thought it was 3 inputs and 3 for passthrough to another rack, but found that wasn't the case, which disables my controller card from its full 240 device control.

Other Thoughts: It has a SeaSonic Bronze rated power supply in it, which it seems all of the SeaSonic power supplies get decent reviews, so I don't think its any fault of the power supply.

If you have a 2 port external SAS controller that can handle more than 4 hard drives per port, this isn't the drive bay for you.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/30/2011 8:46:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: 24 Bays, SAS ports.

Cons: Took a while to figure out why my drives were randomly dropping off my controller and not always showing up after a reboot....but each backplane has 2 power connections and only one came plugged in so I had to plug in the second connections using the 2nd 12v rail. Extra molex splitters were required that are not included.

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  • Christopher M.
  • 4/29/2011 6:25:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet

Pros: 24 BAYS for hard drives awesome.

Cons: have a problem with channel 1, not sure why yet.

Other Thoughts: somewhat cheap design (plastic parts) but it is the cheapest one.

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