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Drive cages for flexible storage capacity optimisation of your servers

Servers and storage systems from a variety of manufacturers come standard with drive bays that provide a sufficient number of hard drive slots for many applications. However, if more storage capacity is required, or if drives of a different form factor are to be used, optional HDD cages can be used to provide the required conditions. To make efficient use of the space available in the server chassis, drive cages are available on many models for installation at the front or rear of the chassis.

Depending on the model and size, drive bays can hold up to 16 hard disks, with many variants available for use with 2.5" SFF (Small Form Factor) and 3.5" LFF (Large Form Factor) drives. In addition to the form factor, the connection in the system is also important. To use SATA, SAS or NVMe hard drives, the RAID controller, the server's backplane and the drive bays must all support the appropriate standard.
In most cases, the drives are installed using manufacturer-specific trays that must be compatible with the drive cages of the particular server model and generation of machines. This allows drives to be securely mounted and easily added or removed for flexible capacity adjustments or quick replacement.

External enclosures provide a versatile, mobile alternative to internal storage

External hard drive enclosures are a convenient way to expand the storage capacity of workstations, PCs, notebooks or even tablets. For example, if no other drives can be installed in a device, external enclosures with USB ports make it easy to add additional storage space. Because external hard drives are compact and easy to transport, they are also ideal for users who often need to access their data from different locations or with different devices. External hard drive enclosures come in a variety of designs and sizes to accommodate conventional 3.5" or 2.5" drives, as well as M.2 modules.

However, when choosing a hard drive, it is important to consider the intended use and the technical characteristics of the different types of drive. If external hard drives are mainly used as a stationary extension and are rarely moved, HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) with their high storage capacity often offer advantages. SSDs (Solid State Drives), on the other hand, are usually more suitable as compact and mobile storage solutions, and are less sensitive to external influences such as shock or vibration due to the lack of moving parts inside.

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The requirements for IT systems in terms of storage capacity and configuration with storage media can vary greatly depending on the area of application. In order to optimally adapt your servers to your application, additional drive cages for the different server models allow for individual expansion of the slots for equipping with hard drives in the required format. You can save money with the carefully checked used accessories from our online shop thanks to the excellent price-performance ratio and benefit from a large selection of compatible HDD cages for devices from well-known manufacturers such as HPE, Dell, Fujitsu and Lenovo.
Since 2010, we have been your competent partner for professionally refurbished used servers, storage systems and network equipment. Our extensive range also includes a wide selection of components, as well as the right spare parts and accessories for your servers, which you can receive with the shortest possible delivery times thanks to fast shipping from our stock. Our friendly and experienced support team is on hand to answer any questions you may have about our products and your order. Contact us - we will take care of your request!