[clug] Mini-ITX NAS build vs Fractal Define R5 series
boydwilding at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 04:21:36 UTC 2015
I bought a cool little hot swap unit that fits in a 5.25inch optical drive
bay and houses 4 x 2.5inch disk,s a while back.
Been using it for about 2 years now, very handy. Not that I swap disks
For SFF systems though, often the motherboard simply won't have the
required number of SATA ports, unless you spend up big on the board. So
watch out for that. But as far as fitting a lot into a small space, I like
it. if you've got 2 optical drive bays, that gives you 8 disks, probably
more than the number of SATA ports on most motherboards.
The only drawback for the one I have is that its tiny little cooling fan is
quite noisy, to the point where I'm tempted to rip it out.
Here is a photo of the unit, however not from aliexpress in lots of 10,
unfortunately can't remember where it came from. As you can see it is the
size of a CD drive:
On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 2:55 PM, Chris Smart <clug at christophersmart.com>
> On 10/12/15 13:43, Chris Smart wrote:
> > The DS380 _is_ hot-swappable, the Node is _not_ hot-swappable.
> > The Node already has good fans in place, I don't think it needs any
> > modification, which is nice.
> If you need something that's hot-swappable, a friend of mine has had
> good luck with Lian-Li PC-Q25 (max 5 x hot-swap):
> Or if you need lots of hot-swap, could go the Lian Li PC-Q26 (max 10 x
> hot-swap). You'll need to buy extra backplanes, though:
> With both of these cases you have to take a side off to get to the
> drives, however.
> There is also the U-NAS line, although I've not used them and expect the
> 1RU PSU will be noisy by comparison:
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