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What are the benefits of purchasing a server with a hard disk backplane ?

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Woomack

Benching Team Leader
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Jan 2, 2005
The only advantage is fast replacement in case of drive failure and that there are single connections from motherboard/RAID controller to backplane instead of many single cables going through the case and blocking airflow ( when you have larger RAID ). At the same way you can connect external storage using SAS cable.
 
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The only advantage is fast replacement in case of drive failure and that there are single connections from motherboard/RAID controller to backplane instead of many single cables going through the case and blocking airflow ( when you have larger RAID ). At the same way you can connect external storage using SAS cable.


Thanks alot !!
 

Automata

Destroyer of Empires and Use
Joined
May 15, 2006
As Woomack said, its a combination of swapping drives quickly and packaging/airflow. Here is a picture of my Poweredge R710 server as an example:

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It takes a few seconds to remove a drive; significantly faster than most desktop systems. Air is pulled in through the front, immediately flowing over to the drives and cooling them.