I need to test and wipe a few dozen SAS hard drives.
One benefit is the small size, as I'm using this hardware in a Small Form Factor computer.
I'm however facing several issues:
- some hard drive models are incompatible with the card (e.g. Hitachi Ultrastar HUS156060VLS600) ; altough detected, they cannot be tested.
- 10K and 15K rpm 3.5'' hard drives won't spin in the bay as the circuit board is not designed to deliver enough power.
- the testing process is very slow for several reasons: the BIOS of the PCIe card takes long to load and I have then to manually create an array and add the drive to it.
Using a true tower server would for sure let me test me more drives, but I'm trying to limit the space requirement as well as the required budget.
Any suggestion for a compact configuration accepting a wide range of drive and speeding the testing process?