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Building a NAS box - in shuttle case

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March 29, 2007 8:33:52 AM

I want to build a NAS box with a gigabit card.
I would like it to to be as small and unimposing as possible.
I could by an off the shelf NAS box, but looking at some of the articles on THG it looks like their generally no where near as fast at writing/reading data as a home build box.
I would like to put it in a shuttle or similarly small case. I would like the storage to be running on a RAID 1 aray using 2 hard disks and have a seperate (3rd) hard disk for the OS.
I need to know though if shuttle cases can hold 3 hard drives? If it can will it also have spare space for an optical drive as well?
Cheers
CC
March 29, 2007 11:40:04 AM

Which Shuttle case? There are like a million of them.
March 29, 2007 4:50:19 PM

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Which Shuttle case? There are like a million of them.

Any of them as i'm going to have to buy it.
Are there any/many shuttle cases that have space for 3 hard drives and 1 opticle drive?
CC
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March 29, 2007 5:19:29 PM

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Which Shuttle case? There are like a million of them.

Any of them as i'm going to have to buy it.
Are there any/many shuttle cases that have space for 3 hard drives and 1 opticle drive?
CC

I've never seen one that can hold that many...but that should be an easy spec to read.

That's going to cause quite a bit of heat in that small box and you would probably have to modify the case for cooling. Also look at power requirements, those PSU's that come with shuttles are pretty small...
March 29, 2007 5:22:05 PM

Yeah, you are probably better off just getting a MicroATX case and building your own.
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